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Thread: Washing A Finish Quilts

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    Senior Member stitchengramie's Avatar
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    Washing A Finish Quilts

    Does anyone wash your quilts after you had finish making them? If so,

    Is it alright to add fabric softener in the rinse water, when washing a completed quilt?
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    I always wash mine. I don't see that adding fabric softener would be OK. That's likely how it will be washed down the road.

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    I do as usual: fabric softener sheet in the dryer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by helou View Post
    I do as usual: fabric softener sheet in the dryer!

    I do the same!
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    i always wash & dry my quilts as soon as i finish the binding- i consider it the final step to a finished project- i use regular detergent & fabric softener- especially if it's a quilt i am giving to someone whom i expect to use & launder the quilt.
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    I also wash my quilts when i finish - Have to get rid of the cat hair!! LOL!!!! I don't use fabric softener, just vinegar in the rinse cycle.
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    I always was a finished quilt. I use 2 Colour Catchers, regular detergent and a dryer sheet when drying it. It is a good way to make sure all seams are secure and to get rid of any residues from handling the quilt.
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    I always wash on delicate cycle and color catcher (if dark quilt I use 2) and then dry with fabric softener sheet in the dryer till about half dry then lay flat on a bed or table to completely dry. I like the feel of the quilt after it is washed and of course of want to check for any places that need attention before I give the quilt away. No problems so far.
    Juliebelle

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    Ah, the things a person learns here!

    Guess I need to start washing the finished products.

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    I always wash mine as I feel they must be quite dirty after being wallowed on the floor and picked up God-knows-what while in the process of being made. And as others have said to check to see that nothing is coming apart at the seams. But mostly just for cleanliness

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