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Washing a Quilt before gifting it.

Old 11-06-2020, 03:58 AM
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I wash before gifting as well. Many of the same reasons others here have stated...pet hair; dust from dragging around; etc. But for me, also, washing out the markings from my quilting lines either machine or hand quilted.
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Old 11-06-2020, 04:00 AM
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I glue baste my quilts and have cats, so washing before the quilts leave is automatic. Like others have said, that way you can check to see if it's a bleeder or has loose threads or seams
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Old 11-06-2020, 04:27 AM
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I didn't know that finished quilts were supposed to be washed in my early quilting days.

Now I do wash them before gifting to others for the above-mentioned reasons.
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Old 11-06-2020, 05:31 AM
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Always. Once I was trying a different thread that a friend loves. Nope. The quilt came out bumpier than bubble wrap. It was in my stack of quilts to give away and my sister in law chose it. I told her it was an experiment of a different method, so it created different results. She loved it. Only I know it was a total mistake. If it had been a flat quilt coming out that way, I am sure she would have thought it was ruined.
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Old 11-06-2020, 06:07 AM
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Yes, I wash before I gift a quilt. My cat always helps me especially when I am binding it.😹
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Old 11-06-2020, 06:18 AM
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Even tho I prewash all the fabric prior to sewing, I still wash before gifting. I love to see how the batting changes the appearance of the quilt and I can examine it to make sure it's "perfect."
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Old 11-06-2020, 06:41 AM
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I always wash & dry my quilts before I give them away.
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Old 11-06-2020, 07:02 AM
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I wash before gifting but if it’s going in competition before gifting, I wait. For competition I want my quilt to look as crisp and new as possible. Of course not a problem this year because all shows and competitions were cancelled!
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Old 11-06-2020, 08:42 AM
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I also wash quilts before giving due to my basting method and the amount of handling. I am a pre-washer except for pre-cuts and use color catchers for quilts with pre-cuts. If I know a recipient has skin sensitivities, I donít use softener or dryer sheets.
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Old 11-06-2020, 09:54 AM
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I almost always wash it before giving it away.
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