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Thread: How do you soften a quilt?

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    Senior Member annt59's Avatar
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    Any ideas. I washed fabric beforehand and twice after quilting. Still stiff.

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    Is it Cotton?? the sizing should have washed out.Is it hard or rough, I am sorry I have no idea what could be wrong.

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    Don't use Warm and Natural to start with.

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    Could it be the quality of fabric you used or did you use fusibles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Don't use Warm and Natural to start with.
    why do you say that? warm and natural softens nicely in my quilts

    was the quilt heavily quilted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Don't use Warm and Natural to start with.
    why do you say that? warm and natural softens nicely in my quilts

    was the quilt heavily quilted?
    I was just fixing to ask the same question. I use warm and natural a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinnya
    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Don't use Warm and Natural to start with.
    why do you say that? warm and natural softens nicely in my quilts

    was the quilt heavily quilted?
    I was just fixing to ask the same question. I use warm and natural a lot.
    The first time you use a Quilter's Dream cotton or a Hobbs Heirloom you'll find out just how stiff Warm and Natural is in comparison. Compared to Quilter's Dream, Warm and Natural is a board.

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    I use W & N and have found it to be very cozy and pliable in the quilt. When mine are stiff, it's usually b/c I've lots of close quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Becka
    I use W & N and have found it to be very cozy and pliable in the quilt. When mine are stiff, it's usually b/c I've lots of close quilting.
    Ditto.

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    Lots of fabric softener?

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