Japanese quilts – To clean a handmade blanket, you must be particularly careful to preserve its rich colors and textures. Even if you can try to wash your handmade blanket in the washing machine, the rough bike can cause permanent damage to the rug, especially over time. For best results, you will want to hand wash the fabric carefully to ensure that the rug is sticky and colorful for future years
Fill a bath with water and add a cup of detergent. Never use detergents containing rinse aid and never use bleach. Stir the water to ensure detergent dissolves completely. Place your quilt in the bathtub. Be sure to fully drain the Japanese quilts so that all parts are exposed to water and detergents. Carefully stir the blanket in the bathtub while keeping it under water.
Empty the bathtub. Leave the Japanese quilts inside, but allow all water to drain into the drain. Fill the tub with water a second time and continue moving the blanket. Do not add extra laundry detergents. Continue drainage and refill the bathtub until you have successfully removed all detergent from the rug. Air dries your blanket. You can wash your blankets outdoors, but be sure to avoid direct sunlight, as this can fade your blankets. Consult a textile expert before washing an antique patchwork. Do not twist out of the rug. This can damage its fibers.