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Thread: Bali pops questions

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvieD44
    Gee, thanks for asking because I was wondering
    the same thing too!!!
    I bought two when I got mine - but haven't gotten to it yet - my question is: since the dyes are so vibrant . . do you prewash first? if you use a color catcher or two - can you do them all together - or does that defeat the purpose of pre-washing??

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYWR
    Quote Originally Posted by EvieD44
    Gee, thanks for asking because I was wondering
    the same thing too!!!
    I bought two when I got mine - but haven't gotten to it yet - my question is: since the dyes are so vibrant . . do you prewash first? if you use a color catcher or two - can you do them all together - or does that defeat the purpose of pre-washing??
    you can't wash them once they are cut...you can, but then some might shrink more than others, etc...and you would have a mess to iron and recut...

    what you can do if you are afraid some might bleed is this..take a clean white cloth or tissue and rub across the fabric..if dye comes off onto the cloth, then pull that one out...

    but I would honestly just sew the top and then wash it with a dye catcher or two!

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    I never prewash any of my fabrics........

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvieD44
    I never prewash any of my fabrics........
    Just curious, I never wash any of my fabric first either. Have you used batiks and not wash them first. I finally bought some and have not used them because of this. Can I get by without washing them first, or would that be a total disaster

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    I prewash everything BUT batiks...I have never had any of them bleed, but some say they have had even the best ones bleed!

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    You will only wash a bunch of strips once. Then you will know better. LOL.

    The last few bali pops I bought the strips were all cut accurately and none bleed. I buy two or three packages for a large quilt.

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    I'm in the process of making a bali pop quilt, mine will hopefully measure 60" x 70/80" and there wasn't enough for that size had to go and buy another yard of fabric. I'm doing it in a brick pattern it'll look cool when it's done if it turns out!

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    I usually make my quilts for other people and never wash
    them, I've always been told to never wash the fabrics
    before and that asvise is from experienced quilters, one of whom designs her own fabrics. Do you have to wash it??

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    Well I don't know where my last reply went, I'm not
    used to this, just started actually talking on this yesterday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    You will only wash a bunch of strips once. Then you will know better. LOL.

    The last few bali pops I bought the strips were all cut accurately and none bleed. I buy two or three packages for a large quilt.
    Never have pre-washed - but with some of the horror stories on here about deeply dyed batiks bleeding. . . I was concerned. thanks for the ifo - I will proceed as usual !!

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