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Old 05-13-2013, 10:19 AM
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I was just wondering when making a quilt with unwashed precuts should the rest of the fabric being used be unwashed too?
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:02 PM
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I would say yes it does. If some pieces are are unwashed they will shrink while the washed fabric won't anymore. Will mess up your quilt.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:07 PM
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Just like mike'sgirl said - since I don't prewash precuts, I don't prewash any of the other fabric I may use in that quilt!
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:14 PM
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I agree. I rarely use precuts but when I do, I don't prewash. I normally prewash everything. But if using the unwashed precuts, I would not wash the balance of the fabrics.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:35 PM
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Even unwashed fabrics can shrink at uneven rates.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:45 PM
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I never pre-wash pre-cuts---but I often pre-wash yardage---I've made literally hundreds of quilts- I have never had any adverse effect from mixing pre-washed and not pre-washed fabrics- unless I had a fabric bleed- and I tend to test any that I think may run & avoid that-so I see no reason to worry about it- there are so many factors involved in any shrinkage- including the batting chosen, how a quilt is quilted- how it is laundered----but most of my quilts contain both washed & un-washed fabrics. they turn out just fine. launder just fine are used just fine.
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I never prewash any fabric. I only make wall quilts, so when they get "dirty" I dust them off with my vacuum and soft brush attachment.
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I do not prewash fabrics any longer…. unless it's red - I will test it and then hand wash in the sink.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:49 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I still don't know what I will do but man would it be nice not to have to wash and iron the fabric. Maybe just this once I will make a quilt without washing to see how it turns out.
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I like to use fabric from my stash when I make quilts and that includes some that are washed. I love charms so I do mix both the washed and unwashed and have never had any problems at all.
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