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Thread: wash and ironing before storing

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    Before storing your fabric do you wash and iron it first?

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    Wash yes, iron no. I don't iron it until I'm ready to use it.

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    Soon after it comes into the door, I wash and iron it.

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    I don't iron until I am ready to use it...that is NOT my favorite thing and I dislike having to do it twice LOL

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    I do neither, just pop straight into the cupboard. Quilt makers are divided on whether to wash or not. Here's an article for you http://www.stitchingcow.com/about/us...uilting-fabric
    Hope it is useful.
    Warmly Lenna

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    Nope

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    I wash and iron. Even though I may have to re iron out fold marks it has been my experience if I leave the ironing for very long the winkles are harder to get out.

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    Nope

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    nope don't do either.

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    I dont till I use it.

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    Me either!

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    No, only if I think I'm going to be using it soon.

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    No!

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    I don't wash or iron unless it's for a swap.

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    I try to wash it right away so I will have it ready when inspiration strikes. But I don't iron until I'm ready to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    I wash and iron. Even though I may have to re iron out fold marks it has been my experience if I leave the ironing for very long the winkles are harder to get out.
    I agree, even though I do have to iron again before I use it. I hate the wrinkles, and storing it after it is ironed saves space.

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    I don't wash it until the quilt is finished. I do iron my fabric before I cut it. I starch heavily if I'm going to cut triangles.

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    I never wash before storing or quilting.....but I always iron ans steam press before sewing/quilting..I find that the steam ironing may pay up a bit for the non-washing..especially since I use high heat and full steam.... LOL

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    I don't wash my fabric until I am ready to use it.

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    I wash all my fabric. I don't like the idea of handling fabric that has chemicals and dyes.

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    I iron before I start sewing but I rarely even wash....I guess it is mostly because I tend to lean more towards quilts that use jelly rolls and those would NOT wash well heh

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    Wash maybe, iron - heck no. I press as I get ready to use it.

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    I wash and iron only when I'm ready to use it.

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    I do so much applique so I do not wash and iron mine first. The only time I wash and iron my fabrics is if they are of a dark color that I think might run. Most of my quilts, both large and small, are for hanging on the wall and will more than likely never get washed anyway. I need the stiffness of the new fabric and I don't like to starch all over the fabric for hanging quilts, it attracts silverfish in our area and they like to munch.

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    No, I wash my quilt after I make it with a couple of color fast sheets, never had it fail me yet. And I do lots of red and white quilts.
    Mae

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