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Pre wash or not to pre wash

Old 02-22-2012, 11:52 AM
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I always pre-wash before I put anything in my stash - it's my comfort level. I know many people who do not pre-wash and they have never had a problem.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:53 AM
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I would not prewash quilted fabric, but I know many would.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:18 PM
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I am an avid prewasher , but in the case of pre-quilted .. I problably would not. But it would depend on how I was planning to use the fabric and what colors are in the fabric. I would definatley pre- test for any running or bleeding.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:26 PM
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I typically do not pre-wash. Occasionally I will test a red fabric to see if it is color fast.
1.cut off a corner - place in cup of hot water and agitate. check for color change in water
2.rub a dry piece against a white paper towel to check for crocking (transfer of color from one fabric to another)
3.then I will test the same piece wet against a white paper towel.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:32 PM
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I don't prewash. Cut and sew was how I was trained.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:40 PM
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a simple prewash will help to prevent any issues with washing later....it takes very little time and can save so much time and money!....PS - I never starch until ready to cut and sew.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:11 PM
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I always prewash.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:31 PM
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I only prewash flannel. But if i use red i test it first. I do not prewash jelly rolls or fat quarters. I use synthropal n color catchers when finished. Never a problem yet.

It's kind of like asking what came first, the chicken or the egg.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:33 PM
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Prewash everything. Just because this is already quilted does not mean it can't shrink or run.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:34 PM
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I prewash everything! Everything!
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