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Thread: How do you wash your finished quilt?

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    Junior Member sewmagic's Avatar
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    Before you give it away. What detergent are you using,also are you putting it in the dryer.
    I'm about to finish a quilt to give away, it seems from the handling it needs a wash also i want it to smell good. How do you handle yours????

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    I wash mine in the washer on gentle cycle with laundry soap (I use Tide) and then line dry. I put it in the dryer for about 10 minutes to fluff it.

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    I take it to a laundrymat and put it in a large tumbling washer. I use reg. liquid detergent and throw in a color catcher sheet. Then I put it in the dryer.
    I know the people who I give the quilts to are going to be washing them, some more than others, so I want to make sure everything holds up. After washing and drying I check all the seams etc then give to the new owner.
    Just FYI I only make quilts for family and friends.

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    i want to treat it as the giftee might. thus, i wash like the rest of the laundry. that way, if anything is going to fail, i'll know it before giving it away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    i want to treat it as the giftee might. thus, i wash like the rest of the laundry. that way, if anything is going to fail, i'll know it before giving it away.
    That's how I do it. But I put in some color catchers. No special treatment because I'm sure the recipients won't give it that either.

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    I throw it in the washer and use cold water gentle cycle then I dry normal. I love the way it looks once washed and yes...I have found areas that needed to be fixed on my first few quilts. I am now very careful and stictch twice in my areas.

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    I wash mine on the gentle cycle and dry it as usual.

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    Washer on cold, gentle, with Tide, maybe a color catcher.
    Dryer on regular, but damp-dry cycle.
    Drape over line, furniture, or rack, bed to finish drying.

    Jan in VA

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    In the washer on gental with Tide and Downey, then in the dyer.

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    Wash in cold, usually with Arm and Hammer Laundry liquid detergent, then dry with a dryer sheet on med-high.

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