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Old 05-27-2012, 03:47 PM
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I bought some fabric...which for one was cheaper quaility...I will behave and not say where...it feels stiff and I figured I would try not prewashing and just cut...than starch and iron. My 10 inch squares were no longer 10 inch squares once I ironed them. What a pain in the neck....I am now cutting them all to 8 inches...Not a happy camper...My husband thinks I should have washed them before I recut them...hope I am not making another mistake...fingers crossed...
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If they shrunk while ironing, I would definitely pre-wash before trying again. Unless the entire quilt is made with this fabric I think you might be in for a sad result when you wash the quilt.
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:27 PM
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I agree with Kristakz.
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:59 PM
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I also agree. I just decided to bite the bullet and make the decision to always prewash. I even plan to prewash some jelly roll batiks before I use them. Someone on the forum said you could wash them by hand and spin them out a few at a time with a salad spinner. Glad I saved mine from going in the junk!
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:14 PM
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I've learned the hard way that's it's important to pre-wash. The only time I don't pre-wash is when it's a kit. Not sure if there is any extra material that is allowed for shrinkage.
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:24 PM
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That's too bad. I prewash all my fabrics and so often they are no longer a yard or a fat quarter.
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:26 PM
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I am cutting out quilt pieces from a kit now. It is my first one and the instructions specifically say to wash the fabric that enough is allowed for shrinkage. I had already washed it before I read on here that you might come up short so I was very nervous about having enough. Then I read the pattern instructions before actually cutting and so it will work and I will actually have enough for my stash. Maybe all kits carry this information???
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:41 PM
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I always prewash my fabrics. I got a quilt kit with very good fsbrics , that I didn't prewash and it turned out great. All yardage gets prewashed. always good results.
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i'm making a quilt now and when I finished the top I washed it instead of prewashing. MISTAKE! I will always prewash from now on!
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:08 PM
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i understand the logic behind not prewashing, but it's just not a risk i have ever been willing to take.

sorry for you 10/8

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