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Thread: Washing instructions

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    Senior Member diannemc's Avatar
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    When giving a quilt as a gift do you give washing instructions? If so what do you put on it..??

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    I just tell people to wash it in a front load washer on delicate and warm and then dry it in the dryer. That is what I do with all of mine and they seem to be holding up rather well.

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    Ditto to the above and I also give them a couple of color catcher sheets especially if I've used strong colors, just to be on the safe side.

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    nope i only give my quilts with love once it is out of my hands it is there's to do with what they wish. I would love them to use it to death. If they ask i would tell them.

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    I wash all my quilts before gifting.
    Usually I write: "This quilt is all cotton and can be washed in a regular washer with warm (not hot) water, regular detergent, spun dry, and damp dried in your dryer. I usually drape mine over the back of the sofa, or some other place, to finish drying. It is made with love and meant to be used and loved; if it needs repair, call me; enjoy!"

    Jan in VA

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    if I was going to sell a quilt I would.
    when I give someone a quilt I don't. I don't put anything in my quilts that requires special handling-just normal care.

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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    I will tell them how to wash it. My grandmother was happy to hear she could actuallly wash the quilt I had to laugh at that. It think it gives the recipent a sense of "ok I can use the quilt" She now uses them more.

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    I generally put washing instructions on the label (back), paricularly with charity quilts.

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    i include care instructions on my label...
    name of quilt, made by, city, state, date; any pattern used or other pertinent info and care instructions/fiber content...
    example:
    quilt top 100% cotton
    hobbs 80-20 blend batting
    backing poly fleece
    machine wash cold on gentle cycle, tumble dry medium heat.
    or...
    100% cotton fabrics, batting, thread
    machine wash cold, gentle- tumble dry low or hang to dry.

    what ever the case may be, but any quilt i am parting with have instuctions and fiber content included on the label

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    I just tell them. Wash on gentle w/ cold and dry on low or hang.

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