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    Super Member PurplePassion's Avatar
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    wash and dry the quilt you just finished; before you give it to the recipient?
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    I do. Just incase for some reason a seam comes apart or there's color issues. (I learned that from experience...ouch! haha)

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    It depends on who it is for. Children...yes, me...no.

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    Yes, I wash all quilts before giving them to the recipients. I like the look of a washed quilt, you know how it looks and feels so soft.

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    As soon as I put that last stitch in the binding, mine go in the washer. Then in the dryer on low!

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    Yup! Always.

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    I do.

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    definitely into the washer.

    if it's for a child, it goes into warm water and the dryer, too - on high.

    and adult's quilt gets a cold bath then either hung or dryer, depending on size, how it's intended to be used, or my mood that day. (a very scientific system. :lol: )

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    If you have used any type of starch product, it's a must to wash. Silverfish love these products, so you have to get them out.

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    I wash and dry which is a good thing since one of my seams came out after that and needed to be fixed. :x

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    Always wash with a color catcher (just in case) and I always give a Color catcher with the quilt for its first washing...Can you tell I'm a "better safe than sorry" type of gal?

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    I've never washed any quilt except ragged flannels.

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    Thanks for all your replys. The quilt I am just "FINISHING " up now has a little bit of kitty hair and lint on it , I wanted to freshen it up . It is for a charity benefit auction. (I hope it doesn't fall apart ).
    And another one I am working on has a spot of , grease , I think. It must have come off my machine when I keep turning it to do the quilting . I hope I can get that out , it is on white fabric.
    Thanks again for all your help. And pics coming soon!
    Elaine

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    Depending on who it's going to, I'll wash it. If I'm not sure, I'll give it a wash. My cats LOVE to give them all some "personal love" before they head out the door. Sometimes, they give too much and some has to be washed out. lol
    I'm always afraid at times that someone allergic will get one of my quilts, so that's one of the reasons I will wash.
    ALL baby quilts get washed regardless..........

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    all utility quilts get washed and art quilts never get washed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    definitely into the washer.

    if it's for a child, it goes into warm water and the dryer, too - on high.

    and adult's quilt gets a cold bath then either hung or dryer, depending on size, how it's intended to be used, or my mood that day. (a very scientific system. :lol: )
    Just curious, why different water temps for children & adults?

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    I wash mine, too

    By this time, it's been handled a lot. And my cat has also checked it out.

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    Dito with bearisgrey. I have cats also and they love quilts and sewing rooms.

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    I toss it in the dryer with a large wet towel and a dryer sheet. Unless it has been laying around for a while or the cats got on it....then it's off to the wash. I just prefer the crisp look of an unwashed quilt for gift-giving.

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    always wash them first

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    I wash all my quilts before giving them away. The only two I didn't get to wash were my son's. As soon as they came off the machine he ran them up to his room. He loves the quilts I made for him.

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    It depends...
    Though I usually wash and dry it.
    Just to check seams and to give it that "puffy/home" look
    K

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    I usually wash them all to get rid of the cat fur, etc.

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    I just finished handquilting two queen size quilts. The first one is a raffle quilt and the second was for the sweet old lady at the senior center who donated three of her hand pieced and appliqued quilts to the center for their fund raising raffles. I washed both of them to get the markings out that I used in the quilting process. I then threw them in my dryer. I ended up pressing the old lady's quilt from the back as it wasn't quite dry and I wanted to make sure it didn't mildew. I didn't want to overdry it. Both of them came out beautifully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    I usually wash them all to get rid of the cat fur, etc.
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who needs to get rid of cat fur. I can't keep them off the quilts while I'm working on them. My sis always tells people her afghans have a little cat fur worked in for good luck. :D :D :D :D

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