The 1850s Princess Feather has been washed and dried. It brightened up a bit, but is difficult to see in the photos. Here's a side-by-side.
|before (left) and after (right) - click to enlarge|
I may try again at some point. There are a few ways to break down stains, but for now I'm satisfied. A lot of dirt came out, and it's a bit brighter and more even. The quilting stands out a bit more, too. I was curious, so I measured it before and after washing. It was 96" square before washing, and about 95" square after, so it shrunk a little. That must be why the quilting stands out more after washing.