Washing OLD quilts - and I want to strangle my mother!
We were cleaning the basement the other day, and pulled out a box. I asked what was in it, since it hasn't been opened since before I was born - it came from Grandma's house when she died.
She, who obviously knows I am a quilter, says "oh, I think there are some quilts in there." UM, yeah! There are FIVE quilts, made by my great grandma. In horrible condition, wrapped in plastic 30+ years. Should I attempt to wash them, if so, how? I'd like to display them somehow. There's a drunkard's path, a double wedding ring, a sixteen patch, a string quilt, and another as yet undetermined pattern . I'll take pics after they air out a little.