Washing Quilts

I've been asked about how I wash my quilts, so I'd thought I'd share what I do. I am not as fussy about this as others might be, so the way I treat them may not be for everyone. I expect that my quilts will be used, so I want them to be durable and washable. I've gotten out of the habit of washing all my fabrics before I use them, but this might change since I've had a few run lately. 1) I put it in the washer (I have a simple, old top loader) on the gentle cycle with cold wa