Care & Maintenance – extend the life of your quilt

Before putting your quilt in the washing machine or in a tub, there are a few things you need to know…

Following these instructions will allow you to wash your custom Blue Bolt synthetic quilt while preserving its quality and warmth.

Hand wash instructions

Before you place your quilt in a tub, make sure you’ve read the “Read me first” tab. If you already did, let’s get started.

Total Time Needed:

45

Minutes

Things Needed:

– A fragrance-free soap Revivex Pro-Cleaner
– Bathtub or an extra-large basin

Steps to hand wash your quilt:

Step 1

Turn the quilt inside out and place it in the tub (it’s best to use a clean bathtub or a clean extra-large basin).

Step 2

Add enough cold water to cover the quilt and add the recommended amount of the non-detergent soap.

Step 3

Gently knead the quilt to force soapy water through it. DO NOT pick up the quilt during the process – the weight of the water might tear the fabrics.

Step 4

When the quilt seems clean, drain the tub and then carefully roll up the quilt to squeeze the water out. Turn quilt right-side out.

Step 5

Refill the tub with lukewarm clean water and knead the quilt to force clean water through it – continue until there are no more suds.

Step 6

Carefully roll up the quilt again to squeeze the water out of it.

Machine wash instructions

Before you place your quilt in the washing machine, make sure you’ve read the “Read me first” tab. If you already did, let’s get started.

Total Time Needed:

30

Minutes

Things Needed:

– A fragrance-free soap Revivex Pro-Cleaner
– Front-loading washing machine

Steps to machine wash your quilt:

Step 1

Turn the quilt inside out and place it in the machine.

Step 2

Select a delicate (or normal gentle) wash cycle with a temperature setting of no higher than 40°C / 100°F with an extra rinse cycle.

Step 3

Select a faster/longer spin cycle – it is important that as much water is spun out of the quilt as much as possible before you attempt to remove it from the drum.

DO NOT pick up the quilt when it is full of water – the weight of the water in the insulation may tear the fabrics.

Drying and Storage Instructions

You can either use a clothes dryer or air dry your washed quilt.

Total Time Needed :

??

Things Needed:

– A clothes dryer (if machine drying) or
– A warm sunny day (if air drying)

Steps to dry your quilt:

If machine drying
Step 1

Once the quilt has been washed, rinsed and spin dried, carefully put it in a large laundry sack before putting it in a clothes dryer.

Step 2

Set the dryer to low heat or ‘delicates’ and run a complete cycle – do not use ‘dryer sheets’ for this process.

Step 3

Remove the quilt in the laundry sack and turn it inside out. Return the quilt to the laundry sack and put it back in the dryer.

Step 4

Repeat these drying cycles until you are absolutely certain that the insulation is dry through and through – if the quilt is put away even slightly damp, mold or mildew can form.


If air drying
Step 1

You can air dry your synthetic quilt by hanging it on a clothesline in a warm dry spot or spreading it on a clean groundsheet.


Storage
Step 1

Put the completely dried-out quilt uncompressed inside its storage sack and store it in a clean dry place.

Nothing like the smell of freshly washed quilt when you’re off to sleep in the camp after a great day of hiking.