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Thread: Prewash your Fabric ?? (Enjoy!)

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    I just found this cool link about prewashing fabrics

    http://quiltingpassion.com/articles/prewash.html

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    I was wondering if you pre wash your fabrics?

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    i dont prewash.

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    I wash dry and iron

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    i never prewash...but i've just been quilting a short time

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    I depends. If I'm mixng fabric, or if I'm using old and new fabric I wash. If in doubt I wash and dry the way I would once done.

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    I always prewash one ruined quilt was enough for me. Besides I have developed an allergy to the finish on the fabric. I hate sneezing while trying to cut . I like all my fingers where they are. lol
    I even wash all my new fabrics together since I discovered the Color catchers. They go in my machine with all my new fabric and clothes.
    I just washed some blue fabric with white and no color on the white but the color catcher was dark blue. I did it as a test .
    Love those things.

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    I always prewash except for charm packs!

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    I always do. You do not know how much stretch, shrinkage or starch is in the fabric that can create havoc when machine quilting. I realize some fabrics probably would not require it, but I always do to be on the safe side. Good luck and God bless.

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    I don't.

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    I always pre-wash and use Magic Sizing. :)

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    I do not pre-wash my fabric and have never had a problem with fading. I like the feel of fabric with sizing. Would like to see a swap for fabric or blocks, etc. stating "do not prewash".

    Olivia

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    thank you for the site. God bless. Penny

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    I was wondering if you pre wash your fabrics?
    I don't. I tried it once and never will again. What a mess I got. I've never had a problem with colors so guess I've been lucky. Only 2 times did a color run and it was red and I caught it immediately and was able to soak the color out safely. I like my quilts to be puffy and after I wash them, they have a nice little puff to them and people think I've done trapunto but I haven't. Some have even argued with me that yes I did but I've never tried trapunto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrazygirl
    i dont prewash.
    me either..

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    Article to read about prewashing fabric

    http://www.sewaquilt.com/prewashing.html

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