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bugsmom 01-25-2009 07:29 PM

When I get a quilt back from the LAQ my favorite thing to do is wash it and watch it shrivel up. I love using the cotton batting and getting the old fashioned look of a wrinkled up quilt.

Just wondering if I'm nuts!

Carrie

pocoellie 01-25-2009 07:48 PM

no, you're not nuts. According to my dh, we're all nuts. Cutting 1 big piece of fabric into small pieces, then sewing them back together.LOL

ljsunflower 01-25-2009 08:11 PM

That's exactly what my hubby said when I first got into quilting. He knows better now. LOL
I like to do the same thing with my quilts. I like them washed!
Linda

ScubaK 01-25-2009 08:44 PM

My Hubby said the same thing...
How can you cut up this nice fabric....
Until he saw it put together with other nice fabric and then he said, "Oh, I get it"
Now he says, I can't believe this goes with that!
And he is color blind!
Kirsten

sewnsewer2 01-25-2009 10:10 PM

Yeah, I guess it does sound a little silly to cut it up and sew it back together, but oh what beautiful quilts come from those little pieces of fabrics!

I like the 'shrink' look too!

BlueChicken 01-25-2009 10:58 PM

A friend's husband says that too.... "why cut up perfectly good material and sew it back together".

She replies "why do you cut up pieces of wood and put them back together".

dcurvey 01-25-2009 11:46 PM

I just love the look of the rag quit I made...it looks so warm and comfy and cozy after a good wash (have yet to finish a full-size but getting there)

Quilt4u 01-26-2009 02:30 AM

No I do the same thing I just love that look.

tlrnhi 01-26-2009 03:25 AM


Originally Posted by BlueChicken
A friend's husband says that too.... "why cut up perfectly good material and sew it back together".

She replies "why do you cut up pieces of wood and put them back together".

I love that!!!

Mrs. Mel 01-26-2009 05:17 AM


Originally Posted by BlueChicken
A friend's husband says that too.... "why cut up perfectly good material and sew it back together".

She replies "why do you cut up pieces of wood and put them back together".

LOL! :lol: Good comeback!

katamingo 01-26-2009 08:04 PM

:-o much better after wash, I always wash before gifting, Mkes our quilts feel more loved

jacquemoe 01-26-2009 08:12 PM

I'm the same way. I love the softer, wrinkled look. If you're crazy, then so am I.

luvmy2bts 01-27-2009 07:27 AM

I think it happens more often, Loretta, with the quilts that the fabric or batting isn't pre-washed. Love the old time look!

Debbie

Barbm 01-27-2009 09:26 AM

I love how it looks like has it the "loved" look. I want quilts to be used not looked at.

sandpat 01-27-2009 09:30 AM


Originally Posted by Barbm
I love how it looks like has it the "loved" look. I want quilts to be used not looked at.

Me too...thats how I think of it :lol:

adyldrop 01-27-2009 09:39 AM


Originally Posted by BlueChicken
A friend's husband says that too.... "why cut up perfectly good material and sew it back together".

She replies "why do you cut up pieces of wood and put them back together".


My uncle is infamous for this!!! And he works with wood. Only when I say that he laughs and says he is making something useful because no one can use a big ol' tree trunk but the fabric is already useful as is. Men!
I like the washing stage too! That's when I feel like it's done!

Kara 01-27-2009 12:44 PM


Originally Posted by BlueChicken
A friend's husband says that too.... "why cut up perfectly good material and sew it back together".

She replies "why do you cut up pieces of wood and put them back together".

I need to use this with my hubby!! :lol: :lol:
My sister doesn't totally get it either. She knits. But she's planning on make quilts for her kids (all 5), but I'm sure she won't cut fabric as small as I do.

BellaBoo 01-27-2009 12:55 PM

My DH asked me what I was going to do with all those rags I bought. I said what rags? He said all those rags you bought yesterday. I bought a bundle of fat quarters. :D :D :D :D

sewjoyce 01-27-2009 12:57 PM


Originally Posted by BellaBoo
My DH asked me what I was going to do with all those rags I bought. I said what rags? He said all those rags you bought yesterday. I bought a bundle of fat quarters. :D :D :D :D

Men are so funny sometimes!!

borntoquilt 02-01-2009 05:49 PM

We are ALL NUTZ. Quilting, however, is what keeps us sane....

Mousie 02-01-2009 08:44 PM

bellaboo wrote:
My DH asked me what I was going to do with all those rags I bought. I said what rags? He said all those rags you bought yesterday. I bought a bundle of fat quarters.

...so hubby just watched a ball game and said something about paying a illion dollars a second for advertising.
I said, "I wish I got paid a million dollars for talking a second."
He said, "you couldn't do it." I said, "do what?"
He said, "just talk for a second."
I said, " I could stop at one second for a million dollars. I'd be out that door and on my way to Joann Fabrics.:
He said, "I'd stop your butt before you got to the steps."
I said, "why? I'd have a million dollars?"
He said cause I'd want my half first. You ain't going to no rag house with a million dollars in your pocket!"
Geesh, you'd think he didn't trust me or something. I'm sure I could get some really great rags with that kind of money! :lol:

mar32428 02-02-2009 06:08 AM

Why do men hit a little white ball as far as they can and then chase it only to hit it away again?

Mousie 02-02-2009 07:50 AM

LOL!!! :lol:

live2teach 02-02-2009 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by BlueChicken
A friend's husband says that too.... "why cut up perfectly good material and sew it back together".

She replies "why do you cut up pieces of wood and put them back together".

LOL

littlehud 02-02-2009 02:37 PM

I love the way they look after washing. It just brings their personality out.

Mousie 02-02-2009 03:59 PM

littlehud wrote:
I love the way they look after washing. It just brings their personality out.

after re-reading last few posts i had to stop and think...she means quilts, lol, not men... :lol:

sewjoyce 02-02-2009 04:46 PM


Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
littlehud wrote:
I love the way they look after washing. It just brings their personality out.

after re-reading last few posts i had to stop and think...she means quilts, lol, not men... :lol:


Yeah, well, men can look pretty spiffy after washing too :oops: :oops:

littlehud 02-02-2009 06:19 PM


Originally Posted by sewjoyce

Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
littlehud wrote:
I love the way they look after washing. It just brings their personality out.

after re-reading last few posts i had to stop and think...she means quilts, lol, not men... :lol:


Yeah, well, men can look pretty spiffy after washing too :oops: :oops:

Thanks so much. You guys can always give me a good laugh.

chamby 02-03-2009 10:31 AM

I alway prewash my quilt fabrics. The shrink or wrinkle look also happens with the pre-wash as well. I had not thought about washing quilts before giving away. I do believe I will start doing this.
Chamby


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