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Old 04-07-2021, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by sewingpup View Post
I do the same. I also add the measured size of the quilt top, then remeasure after quilting and write that down, and if I remember, I also measure again after washing the finish quilt. That way I start to get a feel for how much a quilt will shrink after quilting and the first washing. Oh, and I also started adding a system for flagging what happened to the quilt. So all the quilts I made for charity are flagged with one color, all the quilts given away to family and friends with another color. It is fun to go back and see. I did think I would give every one out of every five quilts I made to charity too when I started.
Yes, I usually note the recipient in my notes too. Personally don't think I would take the time to measure and remeasure as you do, but now you know about shrinkage either by quilting and washing.
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