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How to wash a quilt or duvet?

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When you have soft and comfortable bedding, like a comforter or duvet, you always want to keep it clean and in the best possible condition. However, did you know that caring for and washing your duvet or duvet is very different from washing ordinary sheets and blankets? If you want your products to keep their original colors and last longer, follow these washing recommendations! Find out below how to wash a duvet or duvet.

Wash the quilt alone and the pieces separately

If your Quilt or Duvet includes decorative covers and cushions, we recommend that you wash the duvet separately and the covers and cushions separately, so as not to overload your washing machine and that the quilt has more space when performing all the washing cycles

If your duvet has a cover, remove it and wash it separately. Do not wash the duvet with the cover on, since you only have to wash the cover and not the entire filling. 

Separate light colors from dart ones

The separation of bedding for washing is a very important point during washing. Separating light colors from dark ones prevents light garments from staining with dark colors, especially if the bedding is new, and keeps your clothes in their best shape for as long as possible.

Don’t overload the washing machine

The product must be able to move freely. Otherwise, rinsing and washing will not be efficient.

Wash the product with cold water and a delicate cycle

Due to the delicate fabric of your comforter or duvet, washing with a gentle or delicate cycle is essential. And it is that the normal cycle or fast wash, intended for more resistant fabrics, can unstitch or even tear your bedding. On the other hand, delicate garments require the use of cold water to avoid discoloration.

Don’t use bleach

Avoid using chlorine! The quilt could end up with a discolored area and, over time, could even break due to deterioration from the use of this chemical compound.

Dont use harsh soap or bleach

Strong detergents can kill fabric fibers and padding. Instead, use a natural detergent or a mild commercial detergent designed for delicate fibers. Don’t use bleach either, this can discolor your products.

Use liquid soap

The liquid soap mixes completely with the wash water because it is already a liquid. While the soap powder could adhere to the fabric of the product, necessitating a second rinse.

Use a moderate amount of soap

No matter what type of detergent you choose, always make sure not to use too much. Too much detergent can be just as harmful as using strong soap.

Tumble dray the product at medium heat

Once your comforter or duvet is well washed, you will have to begin the drying process. To protect your product, dry it on a gentle cycle at medium heat to allow it to dry longer.

Hang the quilt on the clothesline

Once the drying cycle is complete, hang your product outside to finish drying. And it is that, although your Quilt feels dry to the touch, it is likely that it still has moisture in the filling.

Hanging your bedding outdoors will allow traces of moisture to evaporate, thus preventing musty odor and mold growth.

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