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There’s Nothing Like Springtime in the Country

We’re almost there! The receding snow is giving way to those first hints of spring. It won’t be long before we can put our applique quilts away until Fall and venture out to enjoy the first Spring flowers. Puxatony Phil may have seen his shadow, promising six more weeks of the fluffy white stuff, but spring still isn’t that far off. It’s time to look at storing your thick applique quilts and changing the cabin bedding to something a little lighter.

You’ll want to make sure to keep your applique quilts relatively handy, of course. After all, Old Man Winter has a way of showing up periodically into the middle of March or April, especially in those chilly Northern states. Change the bedding, but keep the applique quilts close by”¦just in case.

After a long winter, we’re all eager to get out fresh cabin bedding, open the windows and enjoy the sounds of the returning birds singing and the fresh spring air. While you wait, it’s the perfect time to visit Cabin Place’s new website to see the latest in spring rustic and cabin décor.

Cabin Place’s new, easy to navigate website is full of applique quilts, cabin bedding, rustic linens, and more. You’ll also find all kinds of advice on rustic and cabin décor. If you love old fashioned country living and rustic décor, you owe it to yourself to check it out.

Springtime’s coming to the country, and now’s the time to get your rustic home or cabin ready for the changing of the seasons. Cabin Place can help you design and furnish the rustic country cabin of your dreams, with plenty of country decorating ideas for all seasons.

Don’t wait until the snow’s all melted (by then it’s time to start thinking about summer). Start thinking about spring cabin bedding now. It’s time to crack the windows (just a little, it’s still chilly out there) and get ready to come out of hibernation.

Taking Care of Your Quilts

Rustic quilts and applique quilts have long been a part of our culture. Many have treasured memories of applique quilts that lay across grandmother’s bed or rustic quilts that hung on mother’s wall. Some are lucky enough to still have those rustic quilts and applique quilts in their possession due to the good quilt care taken by ancestors.

Some of the most beautiful applique quilts available today can be found at The patterns and colors are designed to perfectly compliment rustic cabin décor and these rustic quilts and applique quilts are made with extra durable fabric with a high stitch count to aid in durability. If cared for properly, rustic quilts can last generations.

The first thing to remember about quilt care is quilts must not be treated like any other blanket or throw. They’re just as much a work of art as anything you’d hang on your wall. To extend the life of your rustic quilts and applique quilts, don’t over-wash them. Cleaning once a year is sufficient quilt care for most quilts.

When it’s time to wash your rustic quilt you’ll first want to check for colorfastness of material. To check for colorfastness, wet a white cotton cloth with hot water and rub it over the quilt. If color comes off, your rustic quilt needs to be dry-cleaned.

If you are able, hand-washing your rustic quilt is best, although washers without an agitator can be used for quilt care. If your rustic quilt has rips or places where the fabric has separated, repair these areas before you wash. If you have an applique quilt, have them repaired before washing.

Use cold water with a liquid detergent and add 1/2 c. vinegar to keep colors bright. After your rustic quilt has been washed, take care when transferring the wet quilt. A sheet used as a sling is helpful to prevent the seams from pulling. It is best to lay quilts flat to dry. If you want to take your rustic quilt outside to dry, cover it top and bottom with a sheet to prevent sun damage.

Using good quilt care techniques for your rustic quilt or applique quilt from will help preserve it for generations and give your children something to treasure.

Appliqué Quilts Are Some of the Most Rustic There Are!

Whether you actually have a cabin or are just going for that rustic feel in your home décor, rustic quilts (and especially rustic appliqué quilts) can really give you that stylish, down home look that you’re going for. They’re warm, inviting, and designed to really highlight the rustic feel you know and love.

Appliqué quilts come in a wide variety of colors and styles to complement any rustic setting. While simple patterned cabin quilts are available (and also a good option for rustic homes), appliqué quilts offer the ultimate in comfort and rustic charm.

Appliqués come in a number of styles. Among the most popular rustic appliqué quilts are ones featuring pine or oak trees, autumn leaves, and woodland critters such as bear, moose, and deer. Nautical themed appliqué quilts are also popular among rustic cabin quilts.

The best part about choosing appliqué quilts is that it allows you to really express yourself in your rustic decorating. While all quality cabin quilts will brighten and warm your home or cabin, appliqué quilts take it to the next level by allowing you to customize your home.

Many people choose different appliqué quilts for each room, and build the rooms’ overall décor around the cabin quilts. While it’s best to keep to one overall theme (i.e., nautical themed or woodland themed) for your home, there’s certainly nothing wrong with having one room themed with bears, another with moose, and a third with some other kind of appliqué quilt and matching artwork.

Whatever theme you choose, appliquéd quilts are among the most rustic, coziest ways to warm your heart and your home. No rustic cabin should be without at least one, and some would even argue that no room in a rustic home should be without one of its own. Check out the wide selection of rustic quilts and appliqué quilts at Cabin Place.