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Thread: Yard Sale Material - wash it ??

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    I don't think you overdid show and tell .......a couple of my friends and I said,............"how did she do all that and get such a great tan also"!!!!!

    Seriously your work is lovely, I LOVE the bag you made

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    If you have pinking shears I would trim the edges with those before washing it.

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    Janet Maroni (VP) has kits for the bag for $22.00 she will probably have them @ the meeting Wednesday night. She did a work shop on them on July 31st. I just looked at my mom's and did it. BUT mine is a tad smaller because I didn't have a full yard of the fabric I wanted to use. LOL :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyNH
    Hi there - my husband was at at yard sale and picked up about 35lbs of material

    I have some newbie questions....

    1. most of it isn't marked.......it there any way to tell if is 100% cotton -

    2. I really want to wash it but a lot of it has unraveled edges - should I cuts those off first? -

    3. is there someway I can keep the material from getting any more ragged during the wash?

    Appreciate your thoughts

    Judy
    Of the 35lbs of fabric........about 1/2 was polyester & satin - of the remaining 1/2 were solids and the other half assorted colors...

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions; I burn tested, then trimmed edges with a pinking sheer rotary blade and then washed and folder.........finally finished except for the clean up

    JudyNH
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    WOW you really racked up there Judy! Great job for you and your hubby for knowing what to buy at a yard sale!! FABRIC!!!

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