I read in the reviews that the blue color comes out when washing and using. What can be done to prevent that from happening? I would like to wash it in the washing machine in warm or even hot water. Also , I would like to know how much it shrinks. Thank You, Patricia
The colors are gorgeous. The light weight is perfect for year-round use here in Florida, and as an added benefit makes easier for someone like me with debilitating arthritis to make my king size bed every morning....
Vivid Blue Quilt/ Pillowcase Set (Guatemala)
This handmade quilt with matching pillow shams is made with traditional methods. The beautiful design, in hues of blue, incorporates ancient tradition with a contemporary twist. This set brings calm tranquility and stunning craftsmanship to the bedroom.
Bring the magic of the distant past into your decorative scheme with this handcrafted patchwork quilt and pillow cover set. The set includes 1 patchwork quilt and 2 embroidered pillow covers.
Both the quilt and pillow covers combine a vibrant blue color with a variety of indigenous designs and patterns. The pillow covers are designed to complement the quilt rather than match it exactly.
The Story Behind The Product
Chucam is a small farming village located in the Department (County) of El Quiche, Guatemala. The community is located about 3 miles away from the town of Chichicastenango, but the road to town is not paved and access to the village becomes difficult during the rainy season. The families of the community are very poor, but the women know the ancestral art of weaving and use it as a supplemental income to provide a better life for their children. In 2001, eight Chucam families banded together to form a weaving cooperative to make beautiful patchwork quilts and other embroidered textiles. Their incomes have doubled if not tripled, and dozens of additional Chucam families have become involved. More importantly, the men don't have to leave for months at a time looking for work in the sugar cane fields and many more of the village?s children are able to stay in school.
We strongly recommend that you hand wash your quilt and pillow covers in cold water and hang it to dry, or have them professionally dry cleaned.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
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|Dimensions||Pillow cover:16 x 16; Quilt: king: 104 in. W x 92 in. L; queen: 92 in. W x 90 in. L|
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I was ecstatic when I opened the package - this coverlet is gorgeous in person! However I became disappointed within the next 24 hours as I realized two important things that made this bed cover not useful for me. First,this is not a true "quilt" - there is no fill layer between the pieced front and the backing material, and no thru-stitching connects the front and back layers. It is more like a duvet cover with no opening to insert a duvet. Second, the black backing material is a very slick satiny polyester; the cover slips over a bedsheet, and every time my husband or I rolled over it slipped further off the bed, ending up on the floor by the middle of the night. If a slightly insulating fill was added, and the backing material was changed to a soft cotton this would be the ultimate bed cover for me! Sadly, in it's current form it is only beautiful, and not useful, so I decided to return it.Read More
The colors are gorgeous. The light weight is perfect for year-round use here in Florida, and as an added benefit makes easier for someone like me with debilitating arthritis to make my king size bed every morning.Read More
This is a beautiful quilt. The colors are vivid without being bright. I love it.Read More
The quilt is gorgeous and so are the pillows. the pillows are not standard bed pillow size they are more throw pillows. It is on the thinner side, but its what you'd expect with a quilt. The only thing I wasn't pleased with is the black backing, but after putting it on the bed you don't see it & its not bothering me. I also wish I could order standard or king sized pillow shams as I'm not sure what to use that will coordinate. Overall I am pleased with the quality of this product. The colors are beautiful & for the price you cant find something like this in a store. Wish I would've thought to buy one of these when I was in Guatemala!Read More
I had read most of the reviews before I purchased this and they were so right. I like the color but was really hoping that I might actually get one that was a softer blue. The only thing I would change is the lining. I think it would be much better with a cotton back. I planned to use this on my couch but now I think it will be great in my bedroom, which is painted a soft green and a lt lavender ceiling. It justs pops.Read More
Its gorgeous! I love it. HOWEVER- buyer beware- they are small!!! I instinctively ordered a king size for a queen bed and it only hangs over about 8 inches......It would fit a double bed perfectly as a bedspread. NOT a queen.....but it is SO pretty, the fabric is heavy,yet comfortable. The colors are subtle and yet bright; it is very calming. The toss pillows were a disappointment; they dont seem to really match, but thats ok.Read More
What a find! This beautiful quilt arrived in just a few days and the colors shown on the site are accurate but could never show how intricate and vivid the pattern is! The instructions say to dry clean or hand wash & hang dry however,if you have a front-loading washer you can easily wash on delicate and dry on low heat. I've washed it this way 3 times and it looks as brilliant and has kept the same shape as the day I received it! It is very light weight to use during the summer or I have found it perfect to use as a full-sized "throw" over my white down comforter. Thanks Overstock!Read More
After I ordered this blue patchwork quilt, I figured out that (I think) there are several versions of the same quilt: Two basic undyed versions, "blue pastels" and "rose pastels," and then what are probably the same quilts dyed blue, yellow, "rust" ... maybe more. Anyway, figuring this out, and reading comments about how the dye tends to come off and all, made me think maybe I should have ordered "blue pastels," although I was looking for something darker. Too late. But here's what I did: Blithely ignoring the care instructions, as soon as I got it I machine-washed it several times, with plenty of hot water and soap, until the rinse water ran clear. Kind of like fading jeans, but without the bleach. Line-dried it. I really like the result. It's still blue, but not drowned in blue -- it makes the color accents in the patches pop. The dye doesn't come off on the sheets or whatever. And I don't have to fuss with hand washing or dry-cleaning (something about treating a down-home patchwork quilt like delicate lacework was bothering me). I'll try to remember to update the comment if there turns out to be a serious downside. But I offer it as something to consider, in deciding which to buy.Read More
This really is a work of art and I wished that it had worked out but it didn't due to color scheme in my bedroom and weight. The blue is so rich and deep, like twilight with accents of other saturated colors. It is more a coverlet with no fill, and altho the material is thicker than plain sheets, it wouldn't be enough for our cool summer nights. I was tempted to keep it anyway, that's how nice it was but still need to afford to buy a summer quilt!Read More
This is a marvelous piece! The color is vibrant, the stitching is unseen, the fabric is quality. We purchased a king size and it is ample in coverage and is heavier in weight, but not too heavy to use in the summer. An extra nice feature are the tabs stitched on at one end so you can hang this exquisite piece of artwork on the wall if you so desire. For those who appreciate the color blue and use it in their decorating scheme, this would make a beautiful wedding, graduation, or house warming gift.Read More
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To trouble-shoot fading and shrinking issues with this item, follow the care instructions on the product tag. There are too many variables to determine how much this item will shrink; however, a low dryer setting will help prevent shrinking.
How to Clean Pillow Shams
There's nothing like resting your head on soft, fresh pillow shams. Pillow shams bring comfort and style to pillows of all sizes and shapes, but if they aren't cleaned properly, they can turn your pillows into a major headache. Fortunately for you, learning to clean and maintain pillow shams and pillowcases is quite easy. Your pillow shams are an investment, so figuring out how to take care of them should be a top priority when you're thinking about bedding. If you want to keep all your shams and pillowcases looking their best, take a look at the helpful article below, where you'll learn how to clean pillow shams.
How to Accent Your Bedding with Pillow Shams
For an easy way to switch up the look of your home, turn to pillow shams the next time you have a home makeover project in mind. Made to fit over bed pillows or accent pillows, decorative pillowcases typically feature an opening in the back or on the side so you can discreetly cover pillows and then take them off easily for washing or sleeping. Besides the standard pillowcases that come with bedding sets and are made to fit bed pillows, you can also find pillow shams in a variety of sizes for unique decorating. Keep reading to learn how to accent your bedding with pillows shams in every size and style.
Best Materials for Shams
One type of bedding that every bed requires is shams. Shams can refer to either the large decorative pillow that frames a made bed or the special pillow cover that encases it. Sham pillows, covers and other pillowcases are essential to keeping your bed a comfortable and clean place to rest, especially if you prefer to sleep on more than one pillow. Decorative shams also add style and class to your bed. Of course, style and comfort are relative, so it's nice to know that shams are available in a variety of materials, styles and colors. If you're shopping for pillowcases but don't know what type will work best for you, don't fret. Keep reading to learn about the best materials for shams.
Top 5 Crib Sets for Baby Girls
The crib set you choose for your baby can highlight the theme of a nursery or even dictate it. Crib sets will typically include everything you need for the crib: sheets, pillows, quilt, bumper pad, and bedskirt. Depending on the bedding set you choose, it may also include a diaper stacker, window valance, or other nursery decorations. It's fun to pick out a theme for your nursery and just as much fun to find the best crib set for your baby. Here are the most popular ideas for baby girls.
How to Mix and Match Baby Bedding
When you're getting your nursery in order, baby bedding sets offer you a fast and easy way to outfit your crib with cute sheets, blankets and pillows. Baby bedding sets aren't for everyone, though. What if you have an heirloom baby quilt or just want to mix things up a bit? A prepackaged baby bedding set isn't going to meet your needs. The following tips can help you mix and match baby bedding for a unique nursery that's anything but cookie cutter.
Top 5 Modern Bed Quilts
If you've never considered making quilts a part of your modern decor, you may want to think again. Bed quilts can look modern and chic when they have subtle patterns or colors in their design. Look for a modern quilt set when you want to re-energize your bedroom and add a dash of classic style. This guide will help you find the right quilt style for your bedroom, just keep reading for a list of the top five modern bed quilts.
Tips on Buying Bedroom Comforter Sets
Buying new bedding for your bedroom can be challenging, but a bedroom comforter set makes the whole process easier. Bedroom comforter sets, which feature a comforter and shams, at the least, or a comforter, shams, bed skirt and throw pillows at the most, provide a simple, inexpensive way to decorate your bedroom. Keep reading for five tips on buying bedroom comforter sets.
How to Display a Quilt
Quilts are more than just bedding: They're also gorgeous pieces of art that can be used to decorate your home. A quilt makes a space seem warm and homey, and it's not hard to learn how to display quilts. By following these steps, you'll be showing off your quilts in no time.
Popular Types of Quilts
Out of all the bedding made, quilts may be the most diverse. Quilts are produced in all kinds of colors, patterns, sizes, styles and types. If you're looking for a quilt but don't know where to start, take a look at the popular types of quilts below to learn more about this beautiful kind of bedding. Amish quilts: These beautiful quilts reflect the Amish way of living and feature solid colors, deep hues, geometric patterns and very little embellishment. Amish quilts contain the highest quality of construction and stitching, and, sometimes, the wonderful stitch patterns (scrolls, feathers) contrast with the simple backgrounds of their quilts. Applique quilts: These quilts use a French needlework technique where fabric pieces are sewn onto another piece of material to create a design. Applique is used extensively in the quilting process and is not to be confused with patchwork. Patchwork pieces are joined together; applique is sewn on top of the whole piece. Baltimore album quilts: Baltimore album quilts came from Maryland in the early 1800s. Each block in the design of these quilts is appliqued differently, often in ornate floral patterns. Bangladeshi quilts: These quilts are made with layers of Saree cloth. Saree cloth is silk cloth used by women of India to wrap and fold around the body as a garment. The cloth is usually 40 to 60 inches wide by 6 yards long. These quilts are used as bedding or as decorative pieces. Bargello quilts: Bargello quilts are created with offset squares in an up-and-down geometric "V" pattern. The small squares of different fabrics and the colorful designs make these quilts true works of art. Hawaiian quilts: Hawaiian quilts are not pieced, and they usually showcase a large, symmetrical applique in the center of the quilt. Most often the background is white or another solid color. Patchwork quilts: Patchwork quilts are constructed of many small pieces of fabric which are put together in an improvised or irregular pattern. This is a well-known quilt style, and examples of historical patchwork quilts are found in many museums. Ralli quilts: Ralli quilts, sometimes known as rilli quilts, are traditional quilts made in India or Pakistan. There is an abundance of embroidery as well as applique on the patchwork patterns. Star quilts: Star quilts are created with a large star shape, or several star shapes, dominating the pattern. Wedding ring quilts: Wedding ring quilts are crafted in a design of interlocking rings. This pattern goes far back in history: in the fourth century it was used to decorate drinking cups in Rome. Wedding ring quilts are highly popular and make wonderful wedding gifts. If you're looking for a gift to please an engaged couple, you can't go wrong with a wedding quilt. Bedding always makes a significant gift for the bride and groom, and a quilt with coordinating Egyptian cotton sheets can be even better. View All Quilts Back to Guides Directory View All Quilts
Top Euro Pillow Cover Styles
Measuring in at 26 inches by 26 inches, Euro pillows are the older sibling of standard throw pillows used to accent everything from beds to couches. These oversized pillows are loved for their versatility and the bold impact they create in any room. A Euro pillow insert is typically sold separately from Euro pillow shams, but both are essential for decorating. Removable Euro pillow shams make it easy to change your look and are simple to clean. When you're in the mood for a whole design style, Euro pillows and pillow covers are an affordable option. Keep reading to learn more about the top Euro pillow cover styles.
How to Store Quilts
Whether you have one quilt or a dozen, storing them properly can seem like a daunting task. Some quilts are used daily and others are kept as family heirlooms. Whatever you choose to do with your quilts, you'll need to know some basic steps on proper storage. Take a look below to learn How to Store Quilts.
How to Pick Kids' Quilts
Quilts aren't just for adults who want a timeless feel in their bedroom; they also bring color and charm into a children's room. Kid's quilts are made in motifs to match any age and come in all standard bedding sizes. With a few considerations, you'll be able to find a great kids' quilt with ease. Take a look at the following suggestions to learn how to pick kids' quilts.
Quilts Buying Guide
Whether a quilt is spread over your bed, folded at the end of your bed, hanging over a quilt rack or just stacked in your armoire with other quilts and blankets, it is a piece of bedding to be used and treasured. Quilts offer luxurious comfort for sleeping, add visual warmth to a room, have a timeless appeal and charm and sometimes lend a vintage, historical feeling to your home and bedding. This quilt buying guide has been created to help you make informed choices as you shop for that special quilt for your home.
How to Find Cheap Quilts
Cozy and comfortable, quilts have been a bedding staple in the home for years. However, due to their unique nature, quilts can also be costly. Fortunately, finding cheap quilts isn't impossible; it can actually be quite easy if you know what to look for. Finding good cheap quilts requires a look at what you want out of your quilts, where you'll use them and what styles you prefer. Take a look below to learn how to find cheap quilts.
Tips on Buying a Queen Comforter Set
One of the simplest ways to change the look of your queen-size bed is to invest in a queen comforter set. A queen comforter set -- which typically includes a queen-size comforter, matching pillows shams and, sometimes, matching throw pillows and a bedskirt -- can give your bedroom a designer look without making you pay a designer price. For tips on choosing the right queen comforter set, keep reading.
Best Styles for Cal King Quilts
Due to their immense size, it's difficult to keep your eyes off of California king quilts, or as they're also known, Cal king quilts. Because they're such eye-catchers, aesthetic values are crucial to these giant quilts. Cal king quilts are made in a huge variety of styles, so finding the right one for your home decor is easy when you take the time to browse some styles. Take a look at the article below to learn about some of the best styles for Cal king quilts.
Best Reasons for Choosing Quilts
If finding the right blanket for your bedroom is giving you a major headache, look no further than a classic quilt to solve your bedding woes. No matter which style you embrace, a quilt can fit into your current decor and offer a unique look that won't need replacing any time soon. From children's quilts to patchwork quilts, when you pick a quilt as your bedding choice, you can't go wrong.
How to Choose A Quilt
When temperatures drop and snow starts falling, nothing is more satisfying that reaching for a cozy quilt to wrap up in. With so many options available, choosing a quilt that will last not only through winter months, but year-round as well can be a daunting task. Keep reading to learn how to choose a quilt that fits every occasion.
How to Choose Baby Quilts
Inviting a new baby home is an exciting moment, and having the perfect baby quilt for the nursery makes the moment that much more special. Finding the right baby quilts, however, may take some time and planning. There are many factors you'll want to consider when you start shopping for baby bedding, so the following tips are designed to help you find the right quilt for you and your baby.
How to Maintain a Quilt
A quilt needs special care and maintenance. Whether you're displaying your quilt in the living room, using it as a bedspread, or carefully storing it in your closet, you can easily keep it looking its best for many years to come.
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