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Thread: Material On Bolt

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    Super Member Twisted Quilter's Avatar
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    I purchased material on a bolt at a yard sale, approx. 8 yards. Should I cut it in sections to wash, or wash it whole?

    Thanks.

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    Wash it whole - you never know what sizes you might need later.

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    if you plan on using it for a backing..leave it whole,otherwise i would cut it in 2 yard increments.
    there is no way i want to handle 8 yards at once, while pressing it..unless i had a big board..
    as it is now, i set 2 kitchen chairs behind the ironing board to catch the part already pressed.

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    I would leave it as large as possible, maybe cut it in half?

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    Thanks ladies! Sounds like a plan.

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    I like to keep mine whole if I can.

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    Be sure to unfold the fabric before you put it in the machine, so that it doesn't develop a paler line along the fold.

    (You probably already know that... but maybe some novice quilter who's reading this doesn't.)

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    I leave mine whole. sometimes I will cut off a 1 yard piece to put with my other fabrics because my large "back size" pieces are stored in totes in the garage and the rest of my fabrics are in cabinets in my Family room.

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    I don't wash my bolt goods (15 yds usually) until I cut a chunk for a particular project. If it's still on the bolt, I know it hasn't been washed; off the bolt I know it has.

    I'd never cut yardage of any size into smaller pieces just to wash and store it. That's sort of like cutting up a whole pie just to put it into little containers in the fridge! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    I don't wash my bolt goods (15 yds usually) until I cut a chunk for a particular project. If it's still on the bolt, I know it hasn't been washed; off the bolt I know it has.

    I'd never cut yardage of any size into smaller pieces just to wash and store it. That's sort of like cutting up a whole pie just to put it into little containers in the fridge! :-D
    LOL, ghostrider, I have to say you hit right on the target!:lol:

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