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Thread: washing quilts

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    After reading the responses for washing or not washing quilts, what is the best way to wash a quilt.

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    I wash mine on delicate and usually throw in a couple of color catchers, just in case. I also dry on low. I have allergies, so the only soap used in my house is hypoallergenic.

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    I am very nervous and have rust spots in my washing machine (chipped enamel)so I usually do mine in the bathtub. But I did finally throw it in the machine last week and it came out much cleaner. I dry on the line. (no dryer).

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    Delicate cycle. Some say put sheet on grass the lie quilt to dry.

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    I put mine in the machine and lie flat to dry. Use color catchers too.

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    machine wash and dry, regular cycle, hypoallergenic detergent. Most all of my quilts are gifts and I want all the sizing chemicals gone before it is gifted. I also never know how the recipient will wash the quilt, so I put it thru it's paces before it ever leaves my house, so I know if it has issues that I need to fix first.

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    Maris, welcome to the board. We're practically next door neighbors!

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    I wash and dry normal color catchers in the wash just in case. Never had any problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimom
    I wash and dry normal color catchers in the wash just in case. Never had any problems
    Ditto.

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    I wash on regular cycle with hypoallergenic soap (but I always use that),and oxyclean if they have light fabrics, and dry most of they way on regular cycle. I will remove them before they're fully dry and lay flat just to prevent wrinkles. I'm not making works of art and hope the people that receive them will use them everyday and wear them out!! I don't even care if they're referred to as blankets, as long as they're used ;)

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