Martha Washington's Choice Bedspread

$ 225.00



The Martha Washington’s Choice Bedspread is the most iconic terry bedspread ever produced by Bates. Released in 1940 under the name “George Washington’s Choice”, it was the first hobnail bedspread to ever be woven on a mechanical loom. 

This vintage bedspread pattern is a replica of the handwoven candlewick bedspread that George Washington lovingly gave to his bride, Martha, on their wedding day.  It quickly became a household favorite and continues to be our number one seller today.

The steadfast favorite has been in continuous production for over 80 years and during that time has also been labeled “America’s First” and simply “George Washington”. 


Weight Class: Heavyweight Bedspread

Fringe & Finish Details: Finished with knotted string fringe on three sides. 21 inch drop at the sides and foot (includes fringe), with rounded corners at the foot.

Dimensions (includes fringe):

Twin Bedspread: 80″ x 110″
Full Bedspread: 96″ x 110″
Queen Bedspread: 102″ x 116″
King Bedspread: 118″ x 120″

Also available in coverlet sizes (12 inch drop): Martha Washington's Choice Cotton Coverlet

Made in USA. Machine Wash and Dry. 100% Preshrunk Cotton.

Customer Reviews

Based on 115 reviews

Beautiful quality. Truly heirloom quality.

Elegant but cozy......

I am so glad the Bates tradition continues. Everything about my Martha Washington bedspread is of the highest quality in terms of material and craftsmanship. I just love it. It makes me feel pampered and is so beautiful on my bed. I accessorize it with patch quilt pillow shams. Thank you folks for this beautiful product and the snappy delivery. Expensive for me but worth every penny. PS/The queen size is perfect for my queen size bed in that it serves as a complete bedspread, draping down to the floor rather than half way.


This is my second one and after looking everywhere and at lots of other options, I went back with the exact same bedspread!!


I just purchased a King size Martha Washington Bedspread. I've had a Queen spread for years, which is still just like new. We now have a King bed, so I ordered another. The Queen is still being used in the guest room and receives many compliments.
Great quality!

Sharon Mullin
Beautiful & Practical!

I ordered the Martha Washington's Choice Bedspread in Antique. It is absolutely beautiful! Love the elegant fringe and lovely pattern. Completely satisfied! Most comforters or bedspreads tend to come in a full/queen size and do not adequately fit a queen size bed. Well, this bedspread has a generous foot and side drop which more than covers the sheets and blankets underneath. In addition, it can be machine washed & dried. How practical! Great to know that this preshrunk cotton spread was woven right here in the USA!