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Thread: Put a lot of strips in the dryer--seemed like a good idea at the time.....

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    :shock: Or maybe not. I only wanted to get the dust off... :roll:

    Below is a picture of a living breathing strip knot. It took me almost 2 hours to untangle and hang, but I did it. Sigh...when will I learn to rethink what looks like a good idea? :roll:

    This week I've been too tired by evening to add the next strip to my log cabin border for the barn quilt blocks....I DID learn years ago to NOT quilt when I'm tired--it works my seam ripper too hard. :roll: The small squares sewn together in a chain need cutting apart next... We may have a "wind" day tomorrow from school--if we do, I'll get lots done! :D
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    Have you tried putting them in a lingerie bag before you wash them? It's not perfect, but helps a little.

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    Well at least a strip knot looks pretty!

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    Well at least a strip knot looks pretty!

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    Oh Barnbum, forgive me but I cannot help but laugh. I can easily picture myself doing the same thing. :lol: Thankfully I'm good at learning from other people's 'adventures'. :lol:

    You know, I should be sewing but I keep finding myself playing in this Forum. :P At this rate I'm not going to get much accomplished but I'm having a grand time making new friends. :D
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    Oh no!! not a pretty site to see when you open the washer...then to have to get them all untangled... what a task! :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    Have you tried putting them in a lingerie bag before you wash them? It's not perfect, but helps a little.
    I have used a lingerie bag. It helps a lot, especially with strips and squares I got from swaps. They were not prewashed!

    Try that next time you have pieces to launder!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Sigh...when will I learn to rethink what looks like a good idea? :roll:
    You kinda did rethink it...just not at the right time! I do most of my rethinking that way! I'm glad you got it all salvaged and I'm sure it added a spike to your learning curve. I don't make the same mistake twice very often, but I make new ones once a lot :) :) :)

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    I meant for you to get a grin or giggle from this, Tiffany. :D The best visual was when I tried to pull one strip out and the whole knot arose--I would have taken a picture but I was home alone. It was a 3 hand job. :lol:

    Well, they aren't dusty anymore. Just the act of yanking them from their close friends in the basket removed any lingering particles.

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    I'm thinking the next time you want to dust off your fabric strips, a can of air might be a less time consuming way to go. :lol:

    I laugh because I have been there. What can I say, give me enough time and I'm sure I'll be there again. I tend to repeat my mistakes once in awhile, just to make sure I've learned my lesson well. :roll:
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