Not sure if this is in the right category, as sometimes it hard to choose the right one!
Any way surfing and found this on a quilt site:
HOMEMADE QUILT WASH
No need for fabric softener. There is no static cling. You use only 2 tsp per quilt and 2 tbsp for a load of laundry.
Suitable for use with a front load washer.. Mix in an old ice cream bucket or canister:
1 cup Borax
2 cups washing soda
1 cup dry bleach for unbleachables (doesn't hurt the quilt because you only use 2 tsp of this recipe for washing)
1 bar of grated laundry bar soap (Sunlight or Fels Naptha)
Also use 1/4 cup of this formula to soak stained items and ALL the stains will come right out.