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Thread: When you wash for the first time

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    Senior Member sewgray's Avatar
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    when the quilt is finished, do you put fabric softner in the rinse or is it harmful to quilts?

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    I hope it's not harmful, I do it all the time. Never noticed a problem. :)

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    I use fabric softener on everything and know my kids will too. It hasn't hurt any of mine.

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    Only caution might be if you are going to give it to someone who might be allergic to the fabric softener.

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    I use it too!

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    I use it too!! Throw in a color catcher or two in case there are any loose dyes!!!

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    I always use vinegar in the rinse water.

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    I don't use a softener. Some people seem to be allergic to it.

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    I never use fabric softener. I have very sensitive skin.

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    I can't use softener anymore. I am slightly allergic and my DD is fairly allergic to it. if you use a detergent that is "natural" or homemade the wash usually comes out really soft. At least that is what I have found. Unless you have really bad water.

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