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So...1poormom inherited a hand-sewn quilt (from her g-ma??). I'm not clear on the entire story. But it seems to be a fine quilt, but a bit dingy with a couple of small stains on it. I would guess this was made between 50 and 100 years ago. How do I clean it? Since it is handmade -and even if it weren't the age of the quilt means there wouldn't be a label on it anyway- there are no instructions for cleaning. Gentle cycle in the washing machine? Dry cleaning? I think it needs more than spot cleaning. If I were to spot-clean the stains I'd probably make a spot that was cleaner than the rest of the item.

I think it's probably too big to handwash.

Ideas? Insights?

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