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Thread: How to clean???

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    I have just completed quilting a top that is from the 40's and I did not wash it before quilting as I was afraid to. It is all quilted now and really needs washing. How should I go about it? I need help.

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    Power Poster amma's Avatar
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    Do you have the binding on it yet? I would if it isn't before washing it :D:D:D

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    It is all bound and finished. Do I want to just give it to the daughter all finished or should I clean it???

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    I would wash on gentle and use a gentle tumble dry

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    I put mine in the washer and dryer and they came out fine. I did 3 that were some my Grandmother had pieced in the '40's and '50's.

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    I do gentle wash cycle and tumble dry and have had no problems so far. Have done new and old quilts this way.

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    I have added a picture. Also does any one know what this block is called???

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    How are the signatures done -- written in ink or embroidered? That will make a difference in how you wash it.

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    The signatures are all embroidered.

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    Also the hand piecing was very well done.

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