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    ok, do you wash or don't you wash your material before you quilt? I didn't prewash, I don't think my Grandmother ever did either...

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    I do not prewash.

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    I don't prewash either.

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    You will get many opinions on this. Some people don't prewash and others insist on it. You just have to do whatever seems right to you. If you don't prewsh, I'd advise using a Color Catcher the first time you wash just as an insurance policy.

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    I try to prewash the fabric as it gets the color set and does all the shrinking before I use it. I also purchase more than what the pattern calls for to allow for shrinkage.
    When I wash I use vinegar and a color catcher.

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    What is a color catcher? I take it that I can get them at my LQS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    You will get many opinions on this. Some people don't prewash and others insist on it. You just have to do whatever seems right to you. If you don't prewsh, I'd advise using a Color Catcher the first time you wash just as an insurance policy.

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    How much ? white?
    Quote Originally Posted by DebsShelties
    I try to prewash the fabric as it gets the color set and does all the shrinking before I use it. I also purchase more than what the pattern calls for to allow for shrinkage.
    When I wash I use vinegar and a color catcher.

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    I decide based on the feel and color saturation of the fabrics. If I am mixing very dark colors with lights I usually do, just to prevent the bleeding of colors. If I am using very good quality fabrics that are not really saturated with color I do not. I would rather not unless I feel it is too risky not to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girliegirl
    What is a color catcher? I take it that I can get them at my LQS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    You will get many opinions on this. Some people don't prewash and others insist on it. You just have to do whatever seems right to you. If you don't prewsh, I'd advise using a Color Catcher the first time you wash just as an insurance policy.
    You can purchase them at the grocery store, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, etc...

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    It also depends on whether you want the "wrinkled" look or not.

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