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Thread: How can you soften a quilt?

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    Senior Member annt59's Avatar
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    Patriotic material is still stiff after washing before and after making quilt. Any suggestions on how to get it to soften?

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    Have you tried white vinegar in the rinse?

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    does the fabric have painted designs on it? like some white on whites

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    does the fabric have painted designs on it? like some white on whites

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    extra rinse and hang out while windy??

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    wash it a few times and dry it in between. sometimes it takes a few washings to get fabric soft as can be.

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    why is it stiff?
    some fabrics remain stiff forever- nature of the beast-
    regular quilting cottons should soften with every wash- they just get better and better-
    if it is a painted fabric or has some sort of coating on it- prehaps try vinegar in the wash- try liquid fabric softener-as apposed to dryer sheets- which are good for static cling- but not so much for softening-

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