Hi everyone, I bought this vintage quilt top on ebay. It just arrived in the mail today! It was machine pieced in the 1940s. The pattern is Grandmother's Flower Garden. I believe the fabrics are feedsacks. It's in beautiful condition and I want to add a back and handquilt it. I would like to wash it first, but don't know how and what to use. I have a front load washing machine that has a delicate/handwash cycle. Could I do that? And what type of detergent should I use? Also, should I press it after it's been washed?
The backside of a block.