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Thread: 2 1/2 pre-cut strips

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    Super Member Sweeterthanwine's Avatar
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    I bought some pre-cut strips from an online site and now I'm wondering if I need to pre-wash them before using? They are cut using pinking shears so would they ravel?

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    I wouldn't wash them. If you are worried about bleeding just throw a Shout color catcher in when you finish the quilt.

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    I would be a little afraid to wash them first even if they are pinked. As sometimes I have had those to ravel. Best to make the project and then wash.

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    I agree with the others - I wouldn't wash first.

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    i would not wash first

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    I wouldn't prewash them. But then, I never prewash any fabric.

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    Senior Member Linda B's Avatar
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    Well, I'll be the odd ball out tonight. I would wash them. I've washed all the strips I've gotten, but I do it in the kitchen sink - warm water with a little Woolite and swish them around. Then rinse til there is no color in the water. Then I lay them out on towels, roll up, squeeze as hard as I can and the iron away. Almost no fraying with this method.

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    Don't wash another person on site did and regretted it. They tangled and frayed more...she wasn't happy.

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    I would not want to buy a Jelly roll since it is not prewashed. I like mine prewashed since I do not want any surprises...I did not wash one quilt and the flannel shrunk and pulled way from the thread...almost a hole in a few places, not quite, but it will not last as long. After that I learned to prewash.

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    I always wash my large cuts of fabric (FQ's and larger) but would never wash jelly roll's, charms, etc. I agree with the others that your best bet is to make your quilt with your jelly roll then throw a color catcher or two into the washer when the quilt is finished. :D

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