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Old 07-28-2012, 11:52 PM
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Does anyone wash your quilts after you had finish making them? If so,

Is it alright to add fabric softener in the rinse water, when washing a completed quilt?
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:34 AM
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I always wash mine. I don't see that adding fabric softener would be OK. That's likely how it will be washed down the road.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:57 AM
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I do as usual: fabric softener sheet in the dryer!
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:14 AM
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I do as usual: fabric softener sheet in the dryer!

I do the same!
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:22 AM
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i always wash & dry my quilts as soon as i finish the binding- i consider it the final step to a finished project- i use regular detergent & fabric softener- especially if it's a quilt i am giving to someone whom i expect to use & launder the quilt.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:36 AM
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I also wash my quilts when i finish - Have to get rid of the cat hair!! LOL!!!! I don't use fabric softener, just vinegar in the rinse cycle.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:04 AM
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I always was a finished quilt. I use 2 Colour Catchers, regular detergent and a dryer sheet when drying it. It is a good way to make sure all seams are secure and to get rid of any residues from handling the quilt.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:23 AM
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I always wash on delicate cycle and color catcher (if dark quilt I use 2) and then dry with fabric softener sheet in the dryer till about half dry then lay flat on a bed or table to completely dry. I like the feel of the quilt after it is washed and of course of want to check for any places that need attention before I give the quilt away. No problems so far.
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:40 AM
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Ah, the things a person learns here!

Guess I need to start washing the finished products.
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:45 AM
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I always wash mine as I feel they must be quite dirty after being wallowed on the floor and picked up God-knows-what while in the process of being made. And as others have said to check to see that nothing is coming apart at the seams. But mostly just for cleanliness
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