Caring For Your Quilted Ornaments

Quilted ornaments are made by layering pieces of fabric over a styrofoam ball using many pins.  Therefore, care must be taken that children or pets cannot play with them.

Quilted ornaments are not fragile like many other collectible ornaments, but they do need some special care to keep them looking bright and fresh for many years.

The best way to clean your ornaments is to use a very soft bristle brush (an artist brush or makeup brush works very well) to gently remove dust from all the creases and the folds and layers of the bow.  Of course, since most of them are made from fabric or ribbon, it is important to keep them away from moisture.  Try to keep your ornament out of direct sunlight as many fabrics can fade.

Quilted ornaments are fairly easy to store, but there are a few precautions you can take to make sure they will stay fresh and new looking.  Plastic containers or special plastic ornament storage containers would work best as you want to protect them from moisture and any possible insect or mouse damage.  Because of the bow on the top, you'll need your storage to accomodate the bow without it getting smashed.  Keeping them upright in containers with styrofoam peanuts around the bow works well.  If they come in a gift box, keep the box and use it to store your ornaments from year to year.  You can also make sleeves or tubes from poster board or similar weight paper to keep them in.  These would allow you to lay them on their sides and be able to stack them without crushing the bow.

These are just a few ideas to help you maintain and enjoy your quilted ornaments for many years.