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Washing a long length of fabric

Old 12-07-2014, 02:51 PM
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I learned a way to wash a long length of fabric and not become twisted and terribly wrinkled. It is described and demonstrated by Kaye Wood on a YouTube video. I tried it, and it works!
Search youtube "Bold Beginnings.....and her name. This is how I found it again after seeing it once before. She said a viewer had sent the tip to her.
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:58 PM
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Thanks for sharing that information. It would be good not to end up with a mess of wrinkles!
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Can you post a link please? I have looked and looked and haven't found it. Thanks
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Originally Posted by jrhboxers View Post
Can you post a link please? I have looked and looked and haven't found it. Thanks
Try this:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bltKdP71clk

(That does not look like a click will work)
If that does not work, try Google:
Bold Beginnings Quilting Stencils. There is more than one that begins with Bold Beginnings, I did not know that in previous post. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by jrhboxers View Post
Can you post a link please? I have looked and looked and haven't found it. Thanks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bltK...6Ph66BeJwbw4BT

try this one...
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That video is 25 minutes long! I think the tip is in the comments section? A woman writes that she puts her long lengths of fabric inside a pillowcase and rubber bands the end closed to wash and dry.

The tip I have heard mentioned most often is to accordion fold the fabric and use safety pins to hold the folds in place.
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Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
That video is 25 minutes long! I think the tip is in the comments section? A woman writes that she puts her long lengths of fabric inside a pillowcase and rubber bands the end closed to wash and dry.

The tip I have heard mentioned most often is to accordion fold the fabric and use safety pins to hold the folds in place.
The tip is very close to the beginning of the video, probably less than one minute into it. Not in the comments section.
Accordian pleats...yes!
I had to make a run to Walmart to get some big safety pins. Oh well...it's only 1 mile to get there. And I needed to get that fabric washed so I could use it for a quilt backing. Success!
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I will need to try this. Thanks for posting it.
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Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
That video is 25 minutes long! I think the tip is in the comments section? A woman writes that she puts her long lengths of fabric inside a pillowcase and rubber bands the end closed to wash and dry.

The tip I have heard mentioned most often is to accordion fold the fabric and use safety pins to hold the folds in place.
I tried the accordion method and it works fairly well.
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The tip is in the 1 minute 30 second area. You just pleat the fabric, big wide pleats that are held with safety pins. The fabric is opened up so the selvedge ends are opposite each other and not folded like they are when you buy the fabric. Because you pleat the width of the fabric, (selvedge ends) so the safety pins are in the selvedge and not in the printed fabric. When I first tried it I was afraid the pins might rust but they didn't and the wash and drying turned out great.
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