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Thread: Moda fabric does it need tobe pre-washed??

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    Moda fabric does it need tobe pre-washed??

    I just bought a quilt kit of little apples by Aneela Hoey, with fat squares..do i need to pre-was the fabric..The kit is an easy sew kit with easy cutting...so i am thinking not. But there is red and white fabric and i do not want any bleeding! Thanks any suggestions are helpful..this is my first quilt!

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    I probably wouldn't for a kit...it might shrink and you not have enough fabric to finish it.

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    you could do a color test on the reds any fabrics you are afraid may bleed ( use a soft white cloth- get it wet- rub the fabric) if color comes off you may want to pre-wash- if no color comes off you don't have to worry about it.
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    I wouldn't wash this fabric since it's in a kit. Check the label if there is any in the kit, there may be some instructions there.

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    Will you wash the finnished product? Moda is a good brand but that said I have only had two pieces of fabric run over the last ten years and both Moda, one was blue and the other orange. I agree that if you prewash there might not be enough. I have had this several times with kits. Like one person mentioned can you try and test to see if it would run?
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    I have had issues with Moda reds in the past , so do pre-test !

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    When you wash the quilt, use a couple of "Color Catchers" (Bounce?) if you decide not to prewash. I've had very good luck with them!

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    I read this tip somewhere and use it everytime I consider not pre-washing (I mostly pre-wash). Wet a corner of the fabric you're testing and a small piece of white fabric. With right sides together, heat with iron until both are dry. If there is color transfer, it is not colorfast.

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    I never prewash any fabric that goes into a quilt, just my garment fabric.
    If you have reds, I do think color catchers are good ideas.

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    I absolutely love moda fabric and plan on sewing up a handbag for my friend and I, but I can't afford paying $10 a yard for it. I looked on ebay and various other online fabric stores, but they didn't have anything.

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    Remember that all fabric is treated with formaldehyde. It comes from overseas, and is required by law to be treated to kill any insects. Nasty stuff. I work in an LQS, and by the end of a day of cutting, my hands are sticky from the chemicals on the fabric.
    I prewash everything except precuts, but am sure to wash the finished project in that case.
    If you zigzag the edges before washing, there will be no ravelling.

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