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Thread: soften quilt

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    A friend of mine has a store bought quilt. She needs to know how to soften it. It seems it is real stiff. She tried fabric softner. No use. Any suggestions?

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    Super Member Shemjo's Avatar
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    That is a good question. I don't think anything except use will actually relax a "hard" quilt. It may be that the batting is the culprit, or that it is quilted too closely. I find that machine quilting too closely can make a quilt feel hard. :?

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    It could be too closely quilted, or it could have synthetics in it. If imported, it may have been sprayed with all sorts of chemicals in the finishing process.

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    Maybe it will be like denim...the more times it is washed and dried, the softer it will get.

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