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Thread: Yard Sale Material - wash it ??

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    Hi Judy, where in NH are you from? I spend my summers with my mom in the Keene area. :D

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    I live in Marlborough,,,,,,,,,next town east of Keene...!!!!!!

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    Nipping a triangle off each corner will help prevent over-fraying, or zigzaging or serging. I trim off scrappy strips too. Yes, I wash EVERYTHING that comes in second hand.

    Burn a small piece of each fabric. If it turns to ash it's cotton. If it balls up into a hard black plastic ball it's poly. But, if you like it, use it.

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    Wash and do a burn test.

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    NO way!!! My Mom lives in Swanzey. Do you belong to the Cheshire Quilt Guild? I do!!!

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    Yes, I just joined the Cheshire Guild 2 months ago - They are the nicest group I've ever been a part of .............I am VERY new to sewing and quilting and have a lot to learn but everyone on this board and in the guild could not be any more helpful and friendly

    Were you at the July meeting? Is your mother's name Lois?

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    YES!!!! I was at the June and July meeting! Mom is Lois Haskell! OK so which Judy are you? Are you on FB? I just posted photos from my summer up there. Including photos from the July guild meeting!!!
    donna haskell varnadoe look me up.

    Damn it's a small world!

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    Just love all the things you did while in NH, the bag, the quilt with the maple leaves and I love this saying
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    I clip the corners as well if the pieces are smaller, but on the yardage, I found this tip from another quilter. I fold the material in 4's(salvage to salvage and end to end)pin the edge corners with a safety pin, then wash and dry. I find that it does not ravel in the wash and doesn't get all tangled up in the dryer.

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    OMG!!! I love that one! Mom said I over did show and tell! But hey I'm only there 2 months out of the year!

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