My mother, age 93 (in two weeks), is a quilter and was telling me about when she was a girl. Her mother would have her take off a piece of folded fabric from the top and bottom of a quilt. There would be two sets; one for Spring - one for Fall. When Spring came, Mom would take off the fabric and Grandma would wash it, hang it on the line, take it down and iron and save it for Fall. Then Mom would take the other set and sew them on the top and bottom of the quilt. The way she explained it to me was that it was like a quilt protector, from perspiration or drool or whatever (sorry if I sound gross). Then it would either be tucked under the pillows or turned under the top and bottom of the quilt. The quilt could also be turned over and there would be a clean side. Does anyone know of this - I think it is a good idea because I have noticed that the tops of my quilts wear out sooner than the rest of the quilt.
Hey, thanks so much for your help. Edie