How to Care for Raw Silk Quilts Ⅱ

silk quiltsThere are two ways to make the raw silk quilt dry after washing it. Here we’ll introduce them to you.

One is by rolling it in a towel and gently blotting the fabric to absorb the extra water. Do not hang the fabric while wet or lay it in direct sunlight to dry. The weight of the wet fabric can break the fibers and the sunlight can cause the fabric to fade. Lay it down on a couple of large beach towels to dry. The other way is by putting itin a clothes dryer for a half an hour on the “no heat” cycle. Remove it promptly from the dryer to avoid wrinkling. Iron the quilt to remove any wrinkles that may occur. Set the iron to a low heat and test it on a small corner of the silk quilt in an inconspicuous spot before applying it to a more visible area.

Finally, don’t forget to store silk quilts with some cedar blocks and keep them away from direct sunlight.