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Thread: Do most of you wash fat quarters

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    I also hand wash and dry in very low setting in dryer, take out before they are totally dry and iron .

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    No I don't. I only buy top of the line quilt fabric. THAT said a batik or hand dyed one would get hand washed first.

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    I've had expensive quilt shop fabric run before, be careful.

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    I LOVE this hint Mad Quilter!! Thanks so much, never thought about doing it that way and it makes it much easier.

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    What about bom? I have not prewashed those. But yesterday I did have a block that is pretty red. I put it together anyway.

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    Unless it's a kit, I prewash mine. I always throw a color catcher sheet in with them too.

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    I Never thought of pre washing pre cut squares but I will from now on. Worked on Christmas place mats, spilled something on one the first time we used them and had to wash it, was totally ruined because one of the squares bleed all over the other ones. I will take the suggestion and hand wash like colors.

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    I used to prewash but no longer do. Am an avid user of fat quarters and they were a pain to wash. Would do some kind of pretest with bright red or blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    I don't ever pre-wash except when requested for a swap. I haven't had a problem and I use brights all the time, especially red.
    I don't wash them either. But if I did wash fat quarters, I would do it in the sink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    I sometimes do the Q-tip test. Wet a Q-tip with hot water and rub it over the fabric. If the tip discolors. then wash.

    FQs can be rinsed in a bowl of water and wrung dry inside a bath towel. The final drying comes from the iron. Quick and easy.
    Great idea.

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