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Thread: Krinkled look or not

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    I was just reading another thread about washing a quilt after you finish it and a couple of people mentioned the krinkle look. Do people in general like the krinkle look or not? I recently found out how to eliminate or reduce the about of krinkle you get when you wash your quilts. Before you put your batting in between your top and bottom layers put it in the dryer for about 15 minutes. It shrinks it and removes the wrinkles or folds which is great if you use packaged batting. I love my old quilts from my great grandmother that have the really nice soft krinkle touch to them. But on my new quilts that I have made I'm not pleased to see them krinkle some after washing them. So I have started pre shrinking my batting. Open to ideas and comments on this.
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    IMHO, it depends of the style of the quilt. If it is a very modern quilt, I tend to go with less puckered look. On the other hand, if the quilt is of a more traditional styling, I love the slightly puckered appearance.

    I just think of it as one more design element in a quilt.

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    I love the krinkled look. It makes it look antique.

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    I go back and forth, but eventually the quilt will need to be washed, so crinkly usually wins! I think it gives the quilt character and it tends to hide some of the boo boo's if you make any of those. Win, win for me!

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    Well I can tell you that I really go for the krinkled look. But then again all of my quilts are made using a 100 year old machine!

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    I go back and forth, but eventually the quilt will need to be washed, so crinkly usually wins! I think it gives the quilt character and it tends to hide some of the boo boo's if you make any of those. Win, win for me!
    Me too..... covers boo boo's :oops: and I like the look !!

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    I like the crinkle look on the more traditional quilts, Makes them look more vintage

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    Here is the crinkled look on a more modern quilt design and it was done on a 1920's Singer treadle

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    I love the krinkles-to me it is a must in a quilt. A quilt just isn't a quilt without the krinkles :)

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    I also do more modern type quilts and I still like them krinkled and "shrunkified".

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    It's probably psychological, but a krinkled quilt looks softer to me and more wrap-around cuddly. I like krinkled for quilts that are going to be actually used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    It's probably psychological, but a krinkled quilt looks softer to me and more wrap-around cuddly. I like krinkled for quilts that are going to be actually used.
    Exactly!!

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    to me the 'krinkled look' is a basic characteristic of a quilt. if it does not soften up and look (krinkled) it might as well be a wall hanging that does not get washed.washing the quilt and getting that look just gives it a loved look ;)

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    I like for mine to get it over a period of time, but not right away. I washed one that I will be giving to Jim's brother (to get off the cat hair and chalk) but only used cool water.

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    I always wash mine when I'm done...it's my final step. I feel it does take away a little bit of the stiffness from the starch etc. I too love the krinkled look.

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    I don't think it matters what I do, my quilts are gonna get the crinkled look because I'm too lazy to do any special washing and drying on them. I have a front load so the gentle cycle is really gentle, but I'm gonna throw everything I wash in the dryer to at least partially dry. So my quilts are destined for the crinkled look like it or not. :)

    In all honesty though, when I finish a quilt I'm always hesitant to wash it because I think I'm not going to like it as well after it becomes crinkled. Thus far I've liked each one even more after they've been washed. But I do the same worrying over it everytime still. :)

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    I like them "krinkled" too!!! Hids any booboos that might be there

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    I love that krinkled look, but it is up to each person

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    Quote Originally Posted by crawford1219
    I love the krinkles-to me it is a must in a quilt. A quilt just isn't a quilt without the krinkles :)
    I agree.

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    Krinkles=Love

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