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Old 06-23-2013, 11:20 AM
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I am about to make the Quilt Diva wall hanging. How important is it to wash my fabrics first? http://www.amybradleydesigns.com/abd170.html. Here is the link to the picture. There are tons of tiny pieces and I'd rather not wash if I will still get good results. I am using Heat n Bond for the fusible. The directions say to wash first but.....
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:29 AM
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Wash first, than starch and press. I would use Heat and Bond lite mysef. just my thoughts.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:21 PM
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Very important with so many colours. I made a quilt for a friend and washed it at end. I thought I had washed all the fabrics the green ran.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:49 PM
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I agree, but only if you want to stitch the pieces down. If you don't want to stitch you can use the Ultra!!!I am referring to what weight Heat N Bond.
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Wash first, than starch and press. I would use Heat and Bond lite mysef. just my thoughts.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:14 PM
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Wash, starch and press..then my fav is Steam n Seam 2
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:25 PM
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Hmmm...for a wall hanging (and since you said there are lots of small pieces) I would be very inclined to skip the prewash step. I have made several wall hangings and have never prewashed. I've never had any problems.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:30 PM
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I made this wallhanging. didnt pre wash and its fine. Stitched down so no problem with lifting.
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:07 PM
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I've found several times when I am using a fusible that if I don't wash my fabrics first, the fusible doesn't like to stick. I think it is because of the chemicals in the manufacture of the fabric. I've used every form of fusible so I don't know if one worked better than the other. I bought that kit last year while on vacation. Maybe some day it will see the light of day!
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I made one of her quilts "dazzling dogs" with a zillion pieces. Mostly used scraps and didn't prewash. Good luck. Have fun with it
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A friend "gifted"me her pattern pack that one of her daughter's had given her.... I will be using washed fabrics as I don't keep any fabric in the house without washing it. My one dilemma about this wallhanging is it's size. Not alot of hanging space left for it in the sewing room & not sure I want it out in the "regular" part of the house
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