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Thread: Do you prewash Warm and Natural Batting?

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    community benefactor Parrothead's Avatar
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    I have a queen size that I am going to cut to use for the two baby quilts I am making. I have a front load washer/dryer combo (made for RVs) that has a delicate cycle. I cannot soak in it (that is what the directions on the package say to do). What soap and fabric softener do you use? I am not prewashing fabric because I think it is easier to cut and piece that way. JMHO

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    No, I have never prewashed my batting. I would think that would be alot of work pressing it to make sure it lies flat when you layer your quilt.

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    I don't prewash either fabric or batting. All gets washed after the quilt is done then it shrinks together if at all.

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    Sorry--double post--itchy fingers :-)

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    I prewash batting and fabric because I don't like the puckery look after washing.

    W&N batting washes great and is so bright after. I don't use fab softener or a dryer sheet and if you take it right out of the dryer you don't have to iron it.

    I figure if the quilt is going in the washer when it's done it's going in pieces beforehand. Haven't had a problem yet.

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    I put my batt in the washer, let it fill with cold water....soak 10 min...spin.... take it out & put it on air fluff in dryer until almost dry, then try to lay it flat until 100% dry.

    It will still shrink some, but the end result isn't an "antique" looking quilt, just a well loved one.

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    I'm not a washer either. I have enough laundry to do without worring about washing fabric or batting. lol I know lazy way out but it works for me.

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    I like the puckery look after the firs wash so I leave my batting alone. If it is very wrinkled, I may toss it in the dryer with a damp towel or just hang it over the banister to hang out.

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    I don't prewash mine. I like the crinkled look.

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    I also prefer not to prewash.

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