Using Your Washing Machine
If the washing machine is large enough for your everyday quilt to freely circulate in water, use it. Here’s how: Fill the washer with lukewarm water. Add the chosen washing agent and agitate until it’s dissolved. Add the quilt and agitate on gentle cycle until the quilt is completely saturated. Let stand for about 10 minutes. Again agitate gently for a few minutes. (If water is very dirty, drain washer tub, refill, add cleaning agent, and repeat agitation until quilt looks clean.) Complete the gentle-wash cycle. Repeat rinse and spin cycles until there’s no evidence of soap residue.