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Thread: Size after quilted???

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    Senior Member quiltlady1941's Avatar
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    I just finished a quilt top and I would like to have it quilted on a long arm.
    Can anyone tell me how much smaller it will be after it is quilted. Someone told me that it will draws up some or shrink in size after it is quilted.

    If so, what will the size of a quilt top that measures 120 x117 end up being..

    Right now it looks kind of big on my king size bed and I didn't know if I should try and cut it down some or just leave it..... Thanks :D

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    100% cotton shrinks 2-4% frequently. If you haven't preshrunk your fabrics you might see that much shrinkage. If you use 100% cotton batting, it too will shrink when washed. I usually preshrink my fabrics, so don't worry about shrinkage after quilting.

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    i wouldnt. if fabric wasnt pre-washed..will also shrink when washed.
    I like a bigger quilt anyways..with more overhang

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltlady1941
    I just finished a quilt top and I would like to have it quilted on a long arm.
    Can anyone tell me how much smaller it will be after it is quilted. Someone told me that it will draws up some or shrink in size after it is quilted.

    If so, what will the size of a quilt top that measures 120 x117 end up being..

    Right now it looks kind of big on my king size bed and I didn't know if I should try and cut it down some or just leave it..... Thanks :D
    How much the quilting shrinks up a quilt depends totally on how much quilting you have done.

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    Senior Member quiltlady1941's Avatar
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    I didn't mean after it is quilted and then washed. Sorry about the mix up with my wording [shrink]

    I was wondering if it got smaller after it was quilted on a long arm machine? or what I call draw up some LOL

    Someone told me it did so was wondering how much..

    Thanks

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    Yes it will "draw" up some with quilting. How much depends on how heavily it is quilted. I don't think it will be enough to worry about, though.

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    Being put on my frame, I have little shrinkage, it is the washing that I see more.

    sue

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    the person who will be doing the quilting should have some idea of the "shrinkage" by the quilting.

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