My dad was cleaning out the basement and found a couple of bags of my mom's fabric and polyester batting. My mom was not interested in keeping any so she offered them to me.
I was just taking the polyester batting out of one bag. At the bottom of the bag was fabric. As I'm taking out what I thought was fabric, out comes huge white quilted squares!!! What a wonderful surprise! I haven't measured the squares but they look to be at least 20" square. My mom has sewn for years, but she never mentioned that she had done any quilting. I need to look carefully, but I believe that she has handquilted these squares. She does allot of counted cross stitch and the stitching on the squares is very uniform.
I would like to put these together into a quilt and surprise my Mom.
They are stinky and do have a few brown stains. They are white cotton with polyester batting.
Would you sew the squares into a quilt first and then launder or would you launder and then sew them together?
I have never used polyester batting, only cotton, and I'm unsure what to do.