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Thread: Pre wash or not to pre wash

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    Senior Member RonieM's Avatar
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    I always pre-wash before I put anything in my stash - it's my comfort level. I know many people who do not pre-wash and they have never had a problem.

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    I would not prewash quilted fabric, but I know many would.
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    I am an avid prewasher , but in the case of pre-quilted .. I problably would not. But it would depend on how I was planning to use the fabric and what colors are in the fabric. I would definatley pre- test for any running or bleeding.

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    I typically do not pre-wash. Occasionally I will test a red fabric to see if it is color fast.
    1.cut off a corner - place in cup of hot water and agitate. check for color change in water
    2.rub a dry piece against a white paper towel to check for crocking (transfer of color from one fabric to another)
    3.then I will test the same piece wet against a white paper towel.

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    I don't prewash. Cut and sew was how I was trained.

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    a simple prewash will help to prevent any issues with washing later....it takes very little time and can save so much time and money!....PS - I never starch until ready to cut and sew.

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    I always prewash.

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    I only prewash flannel. But if i use red i test it first. I do not prewash jelly rolls or fat quarters. I use synthropal n color catchers when finished. Never a problem yet.

    It's kind of like asking what came first, the chicken or the egg.

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    Prewash everything. Just because this is already quilted does not mean it can't shrink or run.

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    I prewash everything! Everything!

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