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Thread: Another cancer comfort quilt qurstion

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    Another cancer comfort quilt qurstion

    Should we wash the quilt before we bring it to the facility or do they wash them? What about a label? What about if there is dog in residence? Our dear golden lab/retriever passed away at 13.5 this summer but I am sure there is still a few hairs around.

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    What a nice thing to do! I would wash it. I wash every quilt I gift, mainly to make sure there isn't a problem lurking. I wash them in All, which is one of the detergents that is a milder one.

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    I would wash it before taking it to the facility and let them know it's been washed. They may opt to wash it again & then again, they may not. I don't think a label is necessary but one might be nice that just says something like "made with love for you" or "made especially for you". I wouldn't be concerned about any dog hairs.

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    My suggestion would be to contact the facility and ask!!
    ..... many have specific "rules" regarding fabrics/battings used, sizes, laundering, labeling, pets, scents, etc.

    It's always best to ask before you make a quilt for any facility or organization.
    Better to know up front, than to risk disappointment on delivery,
    should a quilt not meet their requirements.

    Good Luck!
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    My friend had breast cancer and did not want anything pink. Maybe something to consider.

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    I have breast cancer--went thru chemo & radiation. Soaps & lotions were a big problem because of the perfumes. I had bad reactions a few times...so check with the oncologist---and at least use detergent that's unscented. I use vinegar instead of softener, too. Thanks for doing this---I know personally how much it's appreciated!

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    I wash all my quilts in coldwater Tide and don't use fabric softener.
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    Sweet of you to make this! Will be appreciated for a special someone. For washing, I suggest using a low-scent detergent, and using vinegar as a natural fabric softener. (The quilt will not have a scent out of the dryer.)
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    I agree....wash it. I use Dreft baby laundry detergent. Your gift will be a blessing.

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