How To Quilt, Ludlow Quilt and Sew; This woman is so good at describing how to quilt for people who are just getting into it. I searched a lot of sites and found this woman to be the most helpful with her video tutorials.
wash finished quilts in dawn dish soap. it's similar to Synthrapol, a detergent dyers use to keep fugitive dyes from redepositing on fabric. use a tablespoon or two per quilt so it doesn't foam up the machine. wash new fabric with it (in HOT water.