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Thread: cotton batting

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    Do any of you prewash your cotton batting?

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    Yes, I prewash needlepunched cotton batts (not traditional ones) unless I am desiring a puckery look in my finished product.

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    I use warm and natural cotton batting and I never pre-wash it.

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    I like the soft, crinkly look so I don't prewash cotton batting.

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    I do if I want smooth look, don't if I am going for a more tradional look.

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    ninny and amma,

    your smilies are underage and drunk.

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    I would think washing batting would be a big mess. I've never done it.

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    i don't wash, but i do pre-shrink by tossing it in the dryer with a damp towel. as long as it has a srim, i think you're okay. it really depends on the look you're going for.

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    I don't, but I like the puckery look after you wash the quilt.
    If you don't want that look, then follow the directions on the bag to prewash it.


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    I use Warm & White, and also don't pre-wash. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    ninny and amma,

    your smilies are underage and drunk.
    who's who??? :lol:

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    I use an 80%/20% cotton blend, and the quilt shop I bought it from recommended that if I pre-washed my fabric (which I do), then I should also pre-wash the batting (so I do).

    Jan

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    I just toss mine in the dryer on a light setting to ease out some of the folds that may occur, otherwise I don't do anything to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    I use warm and natural cotton batting and I never pre-wash it.
    Same here. I also use the warm and white. I love the puckered look though. I have tossed mine in the dryer with a damp towel if it was awfully wrinkled and wouldn't hang out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    ninny and amma,

    your smilies are underage and drunk.
    who's who??? :lol:


    WOW, I feel so young now!!!

    Thanks BW :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
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    who's who??? :lol:
    you're both both :roll: :roll:

    amma - we're all young, aren't we? :lol:

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    I wash in hot and dry in the dryer. Never a problem.

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