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Thread: wash or not? before cutting quilt pieces

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    Super Member kriscraft99's Avatar
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    Should I wash all of my fabrics first, then cut, or not??

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    I was told to always wash before cutting.

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    I never wash my fabric before using it. I like it to be nice and crisp.

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    I am not a washer either!
    With the exception of Flannels, I always pre-wash flannels.

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    I, personally, do. The fabrics have not been hanging out in the cleanest places (warehouses, shipping containers, storerooms, etc.), so I always wash mine, but many people do not. Except for flannel - always wash flannel, several times.

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    you will get a million answers but it inevittably ends up with your personal prefference

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    it is really a personal choice and a choice based on the color of your fabric and type of fabric. I don't worry to much about washing unless it is a batik or red or ones I would suspect of being a bleeder. Truly it is up to you to wash or not to wash. And the same with washing after you have finished the quilt.

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    yes, wash
    I experimented & found diff fabrics will shrink diff amounts

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    thank you everyone! I think I'll try not washing the first time around :) I'm ready to get to cutting!

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