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    Junior Member KarylMc's Avatar
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    Hi! I'm Karyl McClellan, and just completed my very first quilt top, a Jellyroll quilt (thank you Moda, for jellyrolls!)

    I used 2 Moda "Portugal" jellyroll by April Cornell, and I am just thrilled with how easily it came together and how good it looks! How great to have all these coordinating fabrics! Takes away the guesswork (and fretting!) for a newbie like me! It even looks like I knew what I was doing! :-}

    I do have a "fret", however..
    Can you prewash only parts of the quilt?? Or is it all or none?

    ...I purchased 100% cotton batting yesterday ("Simply Cotton") at the recommendation of the saleslady in the fabric store. I think I will be pleased with the results of the cotton, and very much like the idea of using 100% cotton (although have been reading here about the 'scrim', which this batting contains.)
    My fretting question is whether or not I should pre-wash the batting. I'm just scared to, although the packaging recommends it. The quilt top has NOT been prewashed, as I used jellyrolls, and it was recommended not to pre-wash.
    The backing will be a 108" single, unpieced back. (also a Moda cotton, but was really wrinkled and creased from the roll.) In a flurry of 'just do it' this morning, I did launder it, with intent to handwash the batting. But now I am wishing I had waited to prewash the backing and just washed it all together. It is a bit humid in NC right now, and I'm scared the cotton will not dry well.
    Do you really get tiny oil spots from the cottonseed/hull remnants?

    I have read some of the batting threads here, but am unsure.

    Sorry for the long first post!

    I have 2 other quilts planned, and can't wait to learn more about quilting~ I'm starting kind of 'old'...be 57 next month! but better late than never.

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    Welcome from Oklahoma!

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    Welcome from southeastern PA!

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    Welcome. An excellent question, and also one I don't have the answer to!

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    Hi from Ohio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarylMc
    Hi! I'm Karyl McClellan, and just completed my very first quilt top, a Jellyroll quilt (thank you Moda, for jellyrolls!)

    I have 2 other quilts planned, and can't wait to learn more about quilting~ I'm starting kind of 'old'...be 57 next month! but better late than never.
    You are NEVER too old to start! I'm 56 and just started to seriously quilt about 2 years ago. It took me 2 years of reading before I could ever do my first top, for my DGD. Just jump in and go for it!

    BTW, Welcome from Oklahoma!

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    Welcome!

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    Welcome!~~
    I never wash batting. Have never had any problems.
    I hope you post a pic of your quilt! I made a King size
    from the Portugal line- just love it! It's at the LAQ right now :D

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    hi from canada :)

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    Welcome from New York state!

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