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Really stiff backing Please help

Really stiff backing Please help

Old 03-11-2021, 02:51 AM
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And I mean REALLY STIFF. Even after washing. Any suggestions what to do? 108" backing. Thought about cutting into large squares with other fab to make scrappy backs to soften it up. White swirls tone on tone.
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Old 03-11-2021, 03:02 AM
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Toss it. Too aggravating.
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Old 03-11-2021, 03:36 AM
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LOL! Jennie, can't toss it I have 15 yards of that stuff.
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Old 03-11-2021, 04:08 AM
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Would soaking overnight or longer help??
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Old 03-11-2021, 04:49 AM
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Is it made of cotton? Try washing it a couple of times, in warmer water? I have had some quilts that were stiffer....but did soften up after a few more washes.
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Old 03-11-2021, 04:59 AM
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No idea. Doing a second washing right now.
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Old 03-11-2021, 05:04 AM
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Repurpose! use it down the line. I can think of projects that I wanted stiff fabric. You won't be happy with stiff back on your quilt...
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Old 03-11-2021, 05:11 AM
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Try returning it.?
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Old 03-11-2021, 05:35 AM
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I just googled "soften stiff fabric". One of the suggestions was to soak with vinegar and wash with warm water. Another suggestion was to soak with baking/washing soda. Another was to use dryer balls.

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Old 03-11-2021, 06:43 AM
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try all of the above. strange but it clearly wasn't meant for quilts. or shouldn't have been. Good luck.
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