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Old 02-12-2011, 08:58 AM
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I've actually had the opposite. I used Warm and Natural looking for a bit of shrinkage to get that soft crinkly look and the quilt I did even after washing stayed flat and crisp.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
I have never measured before and after washing. I love the look when the quilt shrinks some. It gives it an "old quilt" look that I really like.
me too, and i never prewash.(except reds all and Batiks) i use Warm 'n Natural and Warm 'n White.. love the wy they look when finished.

i have never measured a quilt after i washed and dried it.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by skothing
Is this flannel? I think is is more the fabric than the batting. The fabric now days comes from every where in the world. So washing is a good rule before cutting. Fannel I wash several time.
Why wash it several times? Will it shrink more each time?
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:10 AM
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I never prewash fabric or batting as I love the crinkled antique look.
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:16 AM
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I have also noticed that with the W & W the crinkles flatten out a bit after using the quilt for a while.
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:57 AM
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I recently went to Quilter's Dream batting just for that reason.
I've had good luck with washing small quilts when I use the Quilters Dream batting. But, I do use retayne first in hot water to
make the fabric colorfast, then I do a very short wash cycle in cold water with woolite. It's extra work, but the quilts keep their color and size. M.E.
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:43 AM
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i always use warm and white or natural , and i pre wash all my fabric andf i have never hadf that much shrinkage, im thinking if you didnt pre wash your fabric that contributed to more shrinkage
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:50 AM
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Hate to say it cuz I'll be cursed......but I never prewash fabric or batting (can't even understand the thought of washing batting) have never had problems in the many years I've been quilting. I do wash after the quilt is completed.

Also only use Quilter Dream and swear by it! I love the antique look and love the crinkles also.

I think your quilt is beautiful as it is and the perfect size for a baby quilt. Could it be a big bigger...yes....but it's fine just as it is....remember the baby isn't all that big and many times get swallowed up in a bigger quilt.
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:52 AM
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I love the look of it. I never prewash, I like the look of the quilting with the shinkage. The quilts look more vintage to me when done that way.
Lucky baby, nice colors.
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It is really cute it will be a lucky baby to get it just the perfect size for a drag along you don't want them to big anyway the colors are really pretty I have not used warm and white is that the same as warm and natural there is a little shrinking with that but I don't think it was that much It does give it that antique look
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