Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 49

Thread: When you give your quilting for a gift

  1. #1
    Super Member jmabby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Lakes
    Posts
    1,474
    Blog Entries
    1

    When you give your quilting for a gift

    Do you always wash it before giving it?

  2. #2
    Super Member moreland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Manhattan, Kansas
    Posts
    2,160
    Quote Originally Posted by jmabby View Post
    Do you always wash it before giving it?
    I do not. I figure if it is for a kid, the mother will wash it whether I have washed it or not, so I just let her have that privilege. My recepients seem to like the new look that quilts have before they are washed. Most of my wall hangings never get washed.
    God Bless,
    Rachel

  3. #3
    Super Member auntpiggylpn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Michigan. . .FINALLY!!!!
    Posts
    6,884
    Blog Entries
    1
    You will get plenty of responses, for and against. I personally wash mine prior to gift giving to make sure that all hand oils and dust are off the quilt before it goes to the receipant. I have cats and dogs and although they don't lay around on my fabrics or works in progress, their hair and dander are always floating around in the air. I also wash my fabrics prior to using them due to allergies and the chemicals used in processing the fabrics make my hands itch something terrible. I sew my binding on by hand and I like the way washing it hides any imperfections that there may be in my stitching. I do give it a good steam to get out the big wrinkles but I like the wrinkly look after it is washed.
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheQuiltedPig

  4. #4
    Super Member natalieg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    1,437
    I wash before I use also....allergies to the formaldehydes. And, I was after it is made, but only for quilts, not WH or table runners. That way the recipients don't get surprised thinking that they did something wrong if it wrinkles.
    Proud Navy Mom!
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChatterBugQuilts?ref=pr_shop

  5. #5
    Super Member auntpiggylpn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Michigan. . .FINALLY!!!!
    Posts
    6,884
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by natalieg View Post
    I wash before I use also....allergies to the formaldehydes. And, I was after it is made, but only for quilts, not WH or table runners. That way the recipients don't get surprised thinking that they did something wrong if it wrinkles.
    Okay, whats a WH?
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheQuiltedPig

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Rain Country USA
    Posts
    298
    Blog Entries
    5
    WH = wall hanging? My best guess.

    I too prewash all fabrics and usually wash the finished project. I was the very upset recipient of a wall hanging for my infant son some 36 years ago and with his asthma and allergies was told to launder everything in his room at least weekly --- suffice it to say the wall hanging shrank and bled and ran all over the place. So, to avoid any9one having the same problem I prewash. And I use warm water to do it in. Cold water will often cause embroidery floss dyes to run where warm won't.

  7. #7
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Mabank, Texas
    Posts
    6,958
    Yes, I do. However, I do not dry it in the dryer.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Posts
    355
    Oh yes, I always wash as soon as the binding is done and the label is on. But, only for one reason... quality control! This way, if a seam pops or the binding missed a few inches(yes, it has happened oops!) then I can catch it before it goes out the door. I would be so worried if I didn't do this "QC check" on it before giving, it would drive me bonkers!!

  9. #9
    Super Member Gramie bj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Riverside Washington
    Posts
    1,340
    Quote Originally Posted by PJisChaos View Post
    Oh yes, I always wash as soon as the binding is done and the label is on. But, only for one reason... quality control! This way, if a seam pops or the binding missed a few inches(yes, it has happened oops!) then I can catch it before it goes out the door. I would be so worried if I didn't do this "QC check" on it before giving, it would drive me bonkers!!
    I agree I always wash and dry. I just know the one time I don't the whole thing will fall apart! LOL

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    york county, PA
    Posts
    898
    "Quality control" is in the back of mind also when I wash my quilt before gifting!

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.