Bamboo comforter – Although many vintage quilts are made of materials that are machine-washable, it is best to err on the side of caution. Here is how to hand-wash the heirloom blanket, on her grandfather’s bamboo comforter or a knitted baby blanket.
Mount shake the rug to remove dust. Feel a small corner of the felt for color fastness and / or shrinkage. Soak it in cold water and mild detergent. If the test reveals running colors or shrinkage – or if you have any doubt – take the blanket to a dry cleaner that has experience with vintage fabrics. Otherwise, get a container can hold the bamboo comforter, as bathtub, or even a pure children’s pool. Fill the tank with cold water.
Add a few caps a mild detergent as Woo lite or mild detergent. Place the blanket in water and gently agitate with his hands for several minutes. Use rubber or latex gloves to protect your hands. Dump soap or drain water from the container. Fill with cool water and agitate filter to remove soap. Rinse again if necessary until all the soap is removed. Fit the ring out excess water, and then dry the blanket flat on clean towels.