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Thread: Prewashing Large Fabric Pieces

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    I am prewashing two pieces of 6 yd fabric. In the past I pull it out of the dryer a big tangled spiral that is a pain to iron. Any tips on how to keep it from becoming such a mess?

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    yez yes yes and this works so nice


    accordian fold your fab and use safty pins and pin each side it works so good

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    oh folds can be a foot but maybe pin 3 places and the folding is selvage to shelvage you pin both sides

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    Thank you! Thank you! I knew I'd seen something somewhere on here about this, but couldn't find it anywhere. THanks for the tip. I'm going to try it right now!

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    Some people put the fabric in a pillowcase and tie off the end.

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    I would take it to the cleaners and let them wash and iron it. :thumbup: :D

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    I always spin dry, and then just take it to the ironing board and iron it dry, it doesn't take too long, and it comes out wrinkle free then. You are going to have to iron it anyway, so might as well do it while it is still damp!

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    What great tips. I never would have thought of pinning it. I'm trying that next time I wash fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    What great tips. I never would have thought of pinning it. I'm trying that next time I wash fabrics.
    Me too. What a neat idea. I usually don't put it in the dryer. I just lay it out flat and iron it.

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    I take my scissors with me and cut all the ravles loose as I take it out.

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