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Thread: Dresden Plate Butterfly

  1. #11
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    You are probably correct - my husband has been retired for three years and said he doesn't have any idea how he can't get things done now but always managed to while he was working.




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    :) :D I actually thought it would be butterflies all around the Plate. Just a thought. BJR

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    I am new to the quilting forum..I read your question about the butterfly quilt. I looked at the web site you found. I love the butterflies.
    Now I hope some of you can help me.

    I have a question. Years ago my mother embroidered by hand, 30 butterfly quilt squares. They are absolutely beautiful. None of them are the same color; they are the same outline pattern, but each butterfly is a different colors. She embroidered them on unbleached muslin, which I am almost positive she did not pre-wash
    I would like to pre-wash the squares before I try putting them together. Since they are all outlined in black thread, I am afraid the thread will run on the muslin. I am also afraid the other colors will run as well.
    My question is , how can I wash these squares to prevent them from being distorted and the colors running and ruining them. I have had them at least 15 years sealed in an air tight plastic bag. Waiting until I retired and had the time to quilt them. They are priceless to me.!!! I am now retired and still do not have time, but I truly intend to do this quilt.
    I certainly do not want to ruin them. I want to hand this down to my grand daughter some day. thanks for listening to me. Hope you can help me. ..Dorsa

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    I was told if you wash them in cold water with a little vinager in it that the colors would set and not run. I have not tried it.

    Ladies (and Tim) - have you tried it?

    And, you might want to go to the Hints from Heloise site and ask Ponce. (Her mom was the original Heloise - Ponce went to the same High School I did). I imagine she could find out something.


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