Best Washing Machines For Quilts

You don’t want to put a bunch of work into making a quilt or have a quilt as a prized possession from a friend or family member only to go and wash it and have it come out ruined.

The trick to finding the best washer for your quilt is to pick one that doesn’t have an agitator and allows plenty of water while watching. 

These are our top 3 picks:

  1. LG WT7000CW
  2. Whirlpool WTW5010LW
  3. Samsung WA50R5200AW

We’ll break each down in detail so you can pick the best washer.

1) LG WT7000CW


The best part about this LG washer is that it has six different washing vote motions for all its wash cycles.

This means you can pick one that will be gentle on your quilt, but you can still use the same washer for your everyday laundry and use one of the heavier washing cycles. 


  • 4.5 cu. ft. capacity
  • LG 6Motion Technology
  • Water Plus Deep Fill Option

What We Like About the LG WT7000CW

This washer has a delicate wash cycle which is very good for quilts because you don’t want to put too much stress on the stitching.

There’s also a Water Plus Soak option which means that you’ll be able to ensure that there’s plenty of water while washing your quilt to ensure that it’s going to be clean without having to agitate it. 

What We Don’t Like About It

This washer has the smallest capacity on this list, so depending on how big your quilt is or if you have a multiple you want to be able to watch it once, then this might not be the best choice. 

2) Whirlpool WTW5010LW


This Whirlpool washer has a lot of capacity in a washtub, which means that not only are you going to be able to fit a larger quilt, but it’s also going to allow for there to be lots of room for water which is one of the keys to correctly and gently cleaning your quilt. 


  • 4.6 cu. ft. capacity
  • 12 wash cycles
  • Built-in water faucet

What We Like About the Whirlpool WTW5010LW

This Whirlpool washer is one of the cheapest on this list, so you can have the larger capacity and the features that come with this washer without committing to a higher price tag.

It can clean a lot of stains, so not only will your quilt be clean, but you can use this washer for all your other washing and know they’ll be clean.

What We Don’t Like About It

This water isn’t stackable, so if you are trying to find something that allows you to save the most space, this might not be the best option. 

3) Samsung WA50R5200AW


This Samsung washer is an excellent option if you have limited space in your home or apartment but still want a large capacity in your washer to accommodate quilts.

This is something that you can easily fit in a laundry closet while still handling larger clothes. It’s also quiet, so you won’t have to worry about noise if you are in an apartment. 


  • 5 cu. ft. capacity
  • Ten wash cycles and seven wash options
  • Active WaterJet

What We Like About the Samsung WA50R5200AW

While the previous Watchers have had a delicate cycle, this washer has a hand wash cycle which is the best option for your quilt.

It will be of getting the same delicacy you would get from washing your quilts by hand without you having to do it yourself.

It also has a pre-soak feature to ensure you get rid of any stains. 

What We Don’t Like About It

Some people have had some issues with vibrations or the balance being thrown up, if this is because of the shipping bolts.

You may want to remove or check for them before starting the first load, and they should be inside the washer. 


What size washer do you need to wash quilts?

The best washer size for washing quilts is 5.0 cubic feet or a larger one. This is the capacity of the drum and will give you lots of space in the washer without removing the center agitator. 

Can I wash a quilt in a top load washer?

It isn’t important whether or not you have a front load or a top load washer and more but whether or not there is room to agitate and tumble. If your washer isn’t big enough to let there be room around the quilt, then it isn’t going to get clean, and it could unbalance the load.