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Thread: quilt for fair..

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    Senior Member quiltlady1941's Avatar
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    quilt for fair..

    Do you wash a quilt that you are entering in the fair?

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    The rules for our county fair say specifically that the quilt can NOT be washed. But your county may be different. I found my county rules online, under the "___ County Extension Office."
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    Only if necessary to remove chalk lines or glue basting but I block it to get it nice and flat again. If the quilt looks fine, then I do not wash it before entering.

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    I don't wash, but usually there are not quilting markings
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    I don't. If I had marks to remove, I'd just wet those spots. Personally, I've been to some local shows and have seen washed, wrinkly quilts hanging (and don't like it). They look like they're used and someone just pulled them off a bed to bring to the show.
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    I never enter my quilts in anything.
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    No, quilts that hang in shows or competitions usually look better without that "used" look. Unless, in your fair it is an antique reproduction type of venue. Then it would look older washed.

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    I don't wash beforehand.

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    I wash every quilt I finish. Doesn't matter if it's for the fair, a quilt show, a gift or a sale.
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    You really do need to check the "rules" for every fair and/or show you might enter.
    Don't assume!
    ... as some allow washed items to compete whereas some would disqualify you.


    Similarly there are so many other twists and turns to potential "rules",
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    Thanks everyone, i did look at the rules for entering a quilt all it said was it had to be clean..Guess I will just not wash this quilt. Thanks..

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    Ialways wash mine when I finish them. I love to see the quilty goodness appear.

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    I have 2 quilts to enter in our county fair--the rules say-- do not wash-- here

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    I wonder why they don't want you to wash them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatPitter View Post
    I wonder why they don't want you to wash them.
    I'm wondering the same thing. Maybe as a way to help make sure it's something new and not an older quilt being entered? Our local fair rules state that the quilt had to be completed at some point during the year (starting on the date that last fair finished) - maybe the no-wash rule helps keep people from bringing out a quilt from 3 years ago?

    Or maybe to cut down on fragrance from laundry products?

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