Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Pre washed and not prewashed in same quilt >

Pre washed and not prewashed in same quilt

Pre washed and not prewashed in same quilt

Old 08-25-2012, 04:57 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 108
Default Pre washed and not prewashed in same quilt

At QOV group today I picked up some pre-cut 2" strips for my next QOV. They're quilt shop fabrics and not pre-washed, but all of my stash is pre-washed. I'm worried about the not pre-washed shrinking after the quilt is done. Should I at least wet the fabric in the sink and then toss it in the dryer so the strips don't fray too much, but will still shrink up (hopefully not in the width), or will I be OK just using them as is with the pre-washed fabric from my stash? If it makes any difference, I use Warm and Natural batting and don't pre-shrink that. Thanks.
Peepers is offline  
Old 08-25-2012, 05:00 PM
Super Member
Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,254

Most shrinkage is batting you should be okay
Dolphyngyrl is offline  
Old 08-25-2012, 05:20 PM
Power Poster
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Western Wisconsin
Posts: 12,930

I agree, you should be okay.
Prism99 is offline  
Old 08-25-2012, 05:27 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Michigan. . .FINALLY!!!!
Posts: 6,726

I prewash everything - with one exception: Pre cuts such as 2 1/2" strips and 5" charm squares. I think it would be a nightmare if you wet those strips down and then toss them in the dryer. I just made a strip quilt that used a Robert Kaufman Jelly roll and strips that I cut myself from Moda Bella Solids from my stash. I washed it and there wasn't any issues with it. I think you are safe!
auntpiggylpn is offline  
Old 08-25-2012, 05:38 PM
Power Poster
Jingle's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Outside St. Louis
Posts: 38,211

I don't wash kits or jelly rolls. I prewash my fabrics. You should be okay.
Jingle is offline  
Old 08-25-2012, 06:36 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 108

GREAT! Thank you all so much for the fast responses!
Peepers is offline  
Old 08-25-2012, 07:13 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Cadillac, MI
Posts: 6,487

Hit them with some steam. that caused some Robert Kaufman strips to shrink. Luckily, it was when they were just in a block and I could fix it.
irishrose is offline  
Old 08-26-2012, 06:32 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 2,680

Have used both, washed and not washed in the same quilt. No problem.
Just be sure to use "Color Catchers" when you wash the quilt.

Last edited by sandy l; 08-26-2012 at 06:34 AM. Reason: add more information
sandy l is offline  
Old 08-26-2012, 08:12 AM
Super Member
Deborahlees's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Wine Country-Southern California
Posts: 1,449

You didn't say what color it was, the only reason I would worry about pre-washing would be if it was red !!!
any thing else a color catchers should solve the problem. I never wash my pre-cuts....
Deborahlees is offline  
Old 08-26-2012, 09:25 AM
Super Member
KalamaQuilts's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: SW Washington USA
Posts: 4,414

if you do want to swish and dry I have a friend who even does it with charm squares, she slaps them on the bathtub/shower wall where they stick till dry
On the other hand I've never bought any of the rolls and squares because I figured after washing the cuts would be all off. which wouldn't fly with me.
KalamaQuilts is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
10-26-2016 11:37 PM
11-03-2015 01:00 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter