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Thread: Do you preshrink your batting?

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    Senior Member CircleSquare's Avatar
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    I normally don't pre-shrink batting unless I'm using it in a pot holder or placemat. I made a really nice set of placemats last year. (I used one layer of Hobbs 100% cotton batting.) The first time I washed them, they drew up and won't lay flat any more. I learned!

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    No I never have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunflower Girl
    How do you pre-shrink batting? Wouldn't it come all apart in the washer?

    I ALWAYS wash,NEVER spin but after 2 rinses towel dry and hang flat or over a ""dolly"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooper
    no one i know does that
    whats the point?
    It gives you another design option. If I want a quilt that isn't crinkled and I don't want to use a poly batt, pre-shrinking gives me that look.

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    I threw my W&N into the dryer on medium for about 10 minutes with a damp towel. Then used it. Haven't washed it yet. But I did have to repair one I made a couple years ago with polyester batting and was shocked at how it has lumped up! I'm not using that any more. And I guess I should pay more attention to how far apart to quilt the project.

    As my first husband said years ago, "Directions are for the dummies who don't know how to do it." that's me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maine ladybug
    I almost always use Warm and Natural and have never pre-shunk it. I also have never had a problem with it after washing a quilt.
    Same here.

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