How to Wash Vintage Quilts - The Spruce
A liquid detergent will disperse in the water and leave less residue on the fabric than powdered detergent. Add 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar to the water to both brighten colors and soften the quilt. Hand Wash . Place the quilt in the water and double-check that the entire quilt gets wet. Gently swish the quilt around in the water.