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Thread: Can you wash a quilt with wool applique??

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    Senior Member luvstoquilt301's Avatar
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    Can you wash a quilt with wool applique??

    I am doing a Buggy Barn dog quilt and it suggests using wool for parts of the mouth. I would never want a quilt that could not be washed and think this may not be possible. This is good quality wool felt that I have.

    I am thinking regular fabric would be a better choice but wool is very cute.

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    Super Member ghostrider's Avatar
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    Felted wool will generally not shrink any further, if that is your worry. Use warm water, not hot. I machine wash (regular, non-felted) wool quilts with no problems. Of course, regular cotton would work just as well, too.
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    I have had good quality felted wool bleed onto the cotton when it is wet, so I guess I'd choose to use the cotton rather than the wool.

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