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How to Take Care of Your Precious Linens?

No matter the set-up, whether it's a fun evening at the table, or snuggling into a comfortable bed sheet after a long day, investing in high-quality linens is a constant smart choice. If you care for your luxury linens properly, they will endure in beauty and performance for many years to come.

One of the problems is, people aren't aware of how to care for their tablecloths, bedsheets, and quilts. So, we'll share some of our insider knowledge with you.

Take an in-depth look at how to wash organic cotton linens.

Table Linens Care Tips

Table linens are the kitchen's workhorses: cleaning up spills, preserving furniture, drying meals, and wiping faces are just a few of the chores that table linens are used for.

Table and kitchen linens, on the other hand, take a beating from wine spills, candle wax drips, lipstick smudges, and food stains. This is why linen tablecloths require extra attention. You may use the following suggestions regardless of the size or form of your table cloth (rectangle, round, square.)

Do’s

  • Gentle Machine Wash
  • Just pop your table linen into the machine on a normal cycle in warm water. Wash linens inside out, and separately from your other laundry, using a small amount of mild liquid detergent to keep it at its absolute best.

  • Line Dry
  • The sun's powerful bleaching properties make it best to line dry. You should not stretch shaped items, so allow them to dry flat. 

    Don’ts 

  • No Bleach or Bleach Additives 
  • Do not use bleach, which can weaken natural fibres in your luxury table linens and cause yellowing or deteriorate the colour.

  • Don’t Twist 
  • To maintain the durability of your table linen and its classic beauty, do not twist it before drying.

    Cotton Quilt Care Tips

    Whenever winter rolls around, we immediately consider getting our family a quilt. It's obvious that you put a lot of thought into selecting your favourite quilt. For them to stay long with you, you must give them greater attention. Here are a few things to remember.

    Do’s 

  • Gentle Machine Wash
  • If you're washing your quilt in the machine, choose a gentle cycle or hand wash. The quilts are made up of fine fibres, so be sure to maintain the fabric.

  • Dry Clean 
  • Lay flat to dry without the use of any bleaching agent, it will keep your quilt safe from damage. 

  • Line Dry
  • If you would like to finish drying your quilt, you can place it on a patch of grass on a sunny day; the sun is a natural antibacterial agent that will keep your quilt hygienic, fresh, and help kill germs between washings.

    Don’ts

  • Say No To Chemical Detergent
  • Use a mild detergent and add half an ounce to your distilled, filtered, or softened water.

  • Do Not Iron
  • Heavy steam may dampen the quilt, and over time, the batting may become musty or develop a deteriorating smell.

    Kantha Quilt Care Tips

    Kantha quilts are easy to care for since they are strengthened at the top with continuous stitching. It's mostly composed of cotton and can be machine washed. To keep your quilt in perfect condition, here are our recommendations for Kantha aftercare.

    Do’s 

  • Handwash 
  • Put the quilt in the water, making sure it is completely submerged. If your quilt is dirty, gently brush it in water to help remove it. Let the quilt soak in the water for about 10 minutes.

  • Cold, Gentle Machine Wash Separately
  • You can wash newer quilts made from our quality fabric in the washing machine by using a gentle cycle with chemical-free detergent. 

  • Line Dry or Low Tumble Dry
  • Kantha quilts are best taken to the line dry, but if needed, dry on a low tumbling. Avoid high tumble drying. 

    Don’ts

  • Avoid Bleaching
  • To avoid bleaching, we strongly recommend using an eco-friendly washing powder or liquid that is also cruelty-free. You will support natural products that do no harm to you, your family, the environment, or animals.

    Home Remedies for Removing Stains From Linens

    Are you having trouble removing stains or spills from your luxury table linen? Wash as normal after removing stains using these strategies. When the stain persists, do not dry or iron it - treat it until it disappears.

    • Candle Wax: Using a dull knife, scrape the wax from the candle and low iron between absorbent sheets of paper until all the wax is absorbed.
    • Soda, Coffee, Tea: Soak your linen afflicted area in hot water and then pre-wash with stain remover. As needed, repeat the soaking process with fresh warm water and stain remover.
    • Wine: Apply salt to the afflicted area of the luxury table linens before rinsing. Continue to rinse as needed with fresh cool water.
    • Oil: Blot while still wet, then pre-treat with stain remover or laundry detergent.
    • Grease: Pour cornstarch or baking soda over the greased area of the tablecloth and allow it to soak up the grease. Once the powder has thickened, scrape it away and repeat the process as needed. 
    • Gravy or Tomato Juice: Wash the linen with cool water and blot with a clean white terry cloth.
    • Ink: Hold the stain against the white towel and spray from behind with hair spray. The ink should transfer from the table linen to the towel. If necessary, repeat with clean towels, then launder.

    Conclusion

    When you take care of your linens, you could be passing them down to the next generation, along with the stories and memories of shared meals, kitchen triumphs, and home comforts they contain. 

    All that's left is to arrange up a nice table or bed, and you’re for all the comforts of home. For kitchen care, use lovely candles, glasses, and table drop to spruce it up. Make sure they're a great match for your tableware, and if they stain, you know how to clean them!

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