I was just recently diagnosed with a dust mite allergy and am in the process of trying to make my house cleaner and dust-free. I have ordered encasements for my mattress, new pillows, etc. The thing that I am uncertain how to handle is a handmade quilt that my grandmother made for me. I love it and it is very dear and important to me. It would be really hard on it to be washed every week. I could try to figure out a way to hang it up as a piece of artwork in the living room but I think that would put it in the same category as drapes or curtains (though at least it wouldn't be in the bedroom). How have others dealt with this situation?