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Thread: Using white in a quilt?

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    Junior Member ChristinaHall's Avatar
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    I am finally getting the time to make my nephews quilt. I have ran into a few problems. I am doing a simple 4 patch quilt but it is to busy So I have decided to add some White squares along with some blue ones.

    I have not used white in a quilt and I am not sure if there is anything I need to do first. I sure don't want my colors to bleed:-)

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    Be sure to wash it with a couple of Color Catchers the first time you wash it.

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    Pre wash everthing before you start!

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    I love white in quilts, but have used it mostly as a back ground. Hope it works out the way you want it to.

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    How old is your nephew?

    You might also consider using tan, beige, or gray for a background if it's going to be a "used a lot" quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Be sure to wash it with a couple of Color Catchers the first time you wash it.
    Is that a great idea.

    You are so smart to find all this information up front.

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    i would use a white w/ a few specks of blue in it instead of a solid white a blue w/ a lighter blue would make a stunning quilt
    white is a bit stark and not easy to keep clean
    as mentioned and off white would also be okay

    just my opinion :-D


    check out these quilts other members have made for more ideas

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/search....+quilts&u=&s=0

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    I would suggest prewash and then use color catchers the second time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristinaHall
    I am doing a simple 4 patch quilt but it is to busy So I have decided to add some White squares along with some blue ones.
    A 4-patch being too busy? Can we see a picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by ChristinaHall
    I am doing a simple 4 patch quilt but it is to busy So I have decided to add some White squares along with some blue ones.
    A 4-patch being too busy? Can we see a picture?
    I am working on getting some pictures now. I think that may help everyone understand what i am doing

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