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Thread: Prewash thrift store shirts?

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    Getting ready to cut up some thrift store shirts for a quilt and am wondering should I prewash the shirts. Kinda think that I should but wouldn't they have already be washed and shrunk?

    Sheila

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    YES!!!!! You don't know what germs, pet hair, and what-not are on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbquilts
    YES!!!!! You don't know what germs, pet hair, and what-not are on them.
    Good point! Dang it, really wanted to get sewing now, LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panther Creek Quilting
    Getting ready to cut up some thrift store shirts for a quilt and am wondering should I prewash the shirts. Kinda think that I should but wouldn't they have already be washed and shrunk?

    Sheila
    Thrift store stuff goes straight to the washer at my house, and a nice hot dryer.

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    I prewash almost everything before cutting it.

    Minimizes unpleasant surprises later.

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    Things I buy at the thrift store never make it past the laundry room until they have been washed and dried.

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    Yes always wash first. Never know were it has been. Plus who is touching it. Plus you never buy used shoes from thrift stores.

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    Deffinatelly YES!!!

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    Ditto ... straight from my car to the washer when I come home.

    Likewise, even new fabric goes right to the washer.

    This way I know everything in my home has been washed and is ready to cut when the notion strikes me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by Panther Creek Quilting
    Getting ready to cut up some thrift store shirts for a quilt and am wondering should I prewash the shirts. Kinda think that I should but wouldn't they have already be washed and shrunk?

    Sheila
    Thrift store stuff goes straight to the washer at my house, and a nice hot dryer.
    Me Too! Out of the bag, straight into the washer....

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