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Thread: Rag quilt question

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    Senior Member KellyPA's Avatar
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    I have never made a rag quilt before. Will it still work if my washing machines doesn't have an agitator?

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    You may want to take this to a laundry mat... the amount of lint/fuzz is crazy... it can plug up a home machine :wink: and the commercial machines are made to handle this. The amount of dryer lint is crazy too... :D:D:D

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    It isn't a full quilt, just something about 6 inches by 6 inches, so it isn't something that I would consider going to the laundromat for.....just curious if my machine could even do it without an agitator.

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    I take mine to the laundromat, it is just too easy for me to plug the sew line because of the pine trees out front.

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    It will probably be fine for just a little 6in by 6in block!! I would just check my washer and dryer frequently to make sure there isn't a lot of thread coming out!!

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    You can use a brush to help remove some of the lint and thread beforehand. Use a soft-bristle hair brush and swirl the brush in small circles over the raw edges. Clean the brush often or you'll have a heck of a time later. Good luck.

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    I've done up to baby rags in my washer without any problem, but, anything bigger goes to the laundrymat. Sometimes I think it also depends on the quality of the flannel in regards to the amount of thread and lint.

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    I appreciate the responses, but my question isn't SHOULD I, it is CAN I.....I don't have a top loader, so there is no agitator. I'm wondering if it will WORK in my machine.

    Thanks!!!

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    Kelly,

    Yes! I think it would work fine in your machine. If it isn't frayed enough to your liking, run it through another cycle.

    Vanessa

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    I put my rag quilts in a big flannel bag that I made from a sheet and tie it shut to keep the lint out of my lines. I then shake it in the yard before drying it. I figure the birds could use the lint for their nests.

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