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Thread: Layer cake ?

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    Layer cake ?

    I just pick up Boundary Water Flannel layer cake by Moda. When I handle the fabric my eye and nose start to run and I can not stop sneezing. My mouth also get dry and no mater how much water I drink it is not enough. Has anyone else had the problem? Can I wash it. What would you all do. I pick this up to made my hubby a little lap quilt for xmas.I just love the fabrics.

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    Well, I know that lots of people say "don't wash precuts"! But in your case, I would definitely try washing them and see if that helps. Maybe you can put the pieces into those mesh lingerie bags. I sometimes buy little packages of odds and ends at a fabric store nearby, and I wash them that way. I've had a couple of really small pieces fall apart but most of them are fine afterward - they just need a good pressing.

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    I agree maybe wash them in a lingerie bag, gently and see if that helps.

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    I would soak them in a *lot* of water in the sink and hand-swish them around. I would do like-colors together this way in case something bleeds. If you have two sinks you could use one for wash and one for rinse.

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    Can you return the layer cake to the store? Not worth getting sick over some fabric.
    If you wash you'll have to deal with the consequences of washing pre-cuts.
    And with flannel there might be a lot of shrinkage. Nice fabric but...

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    If you do decide to wash the fabrics, make sure that you zig-zag around all the edges or you'll have a tangled mess. Ask me how I know.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    That is alot of pieces to do. When I have something small like that it is a lingerie bag or I have used my salad spinner to soak them in and spin out...
    Lisa

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    Yeah, 42 pieces is a lot of zig-zagging, for sure! And if the fabric is making her sneeze and get watery eyes just by handling it, that would be pure torture. I still vote for gentle washing in a lingerie bag!

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    I agree with taking it back to the store if possible, or see if a friend wants to buy or trade something for them. I wash small pieces all the time, but I don't expect them to hold their size and shape.

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    I would only wash them in a sink of water. Maybe dry in the dryer. I'm sure the offender would be washed away.
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