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Thread: Washing fabric

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    I dont wash and dry, iron my fabric before using, I have been told I should...just wondering what the majority here does.

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    I don't prewash either. If I find a problem, then I will prewash.

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    use the search feature, there's lots of discussions on this subject

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    I wash everthing now. I had a beautiful baby quilt ready to go and decided to wash it first...oh my, i'm glad i did The red ran all over and now it's pink in the wrong places. It's still on the shelf! I give it away now so, yes i would wash your fabric

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    Maybe I should start prewashing. Haven't had a problem yet. But I don't want to ruin a quilt so,,,, advise taken. I will prewash.. I will prewash...I will prewash.

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    Depends on the project. A wallhanging, no, but a bed quilt I do. Esp. baby quilts.

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    Usually I prewash! Mostly because of fading, shrinking and sometimes the fabric bothers my allergies if I don't. There is no "right" way. Whatever works for you.

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    I did and I've stopped. My question is, if you wash the fabric first and then wash the quilt when you're finished, won't the batting shrink and make the blocks, etc. all wrinkly?

    Linda Rae

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    Some people wash the batting as well. I've never had a problem. I never do wash the batting. If it's quilted tight, there shouldn't be a problem.

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    I don't wash fabric
    After finishing quilt I often wash with a color catcher - seems to work fine.
    If I'm using pre-wash fabric I don't iron, the ruler or template presses quite well when you're cutting

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