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Old 11-30-2019, 04:08 PM
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Iím making my first rag quilt and I wonder if itís okay to wash in my washer at home. Will it clog up my machine or pipes? My home is relatively new-17 years and my machine is a couple of years old.
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Old 12-09-2019, 08:32 AM
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Well, I would suggest going to the laundry mat. If you have the instructions, it even suggests that you do that.
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:12 AM
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I too would go to the laundry mat.
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:44 AM
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I agree. I would launder first time at a laundromat as there will be a lot of threads from the clippings
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:45 AM
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When I have done raggy quilts at home ( no laundromat in my old home town) I would take it outside and really shake it out after clipping. Then put it in the wash- with the load set larger than the quilt. After the wash cycle I stopped the washer and took it outside and shook it good again- then in for rinse- out to shake again then into dryer- out of dryer - empty lint trap & take it outside to shake again every 15 minutes until dry. It might seem excessive but I never clogged anything and they came out great.
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:44 PM
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I don't really know. Is it flannel? I'd prewash all of your fabric (a little at a time) - you may need to do it 2-3 times.
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Old 12-10-2019, 06:00 AM
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Directions on all the rag quilt patterns I have seen say to not prewash the fabrics. I have washed small--throw/baby sized--in my home machine but the twin size I am working on now, will go to a laundromat.
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Old 12-10-2019, 02:59 PM
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I would definitely go to a laundromat.
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