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Thread: Here's my very first completed quilt. And question

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    Senior Member sewred's Avatar
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    Here is the quilt I made for my husband. He wanted black and white quares and black border and he wanted it tied. This is the first quilt I have made and completed.


    My question is that I washed it and cannot get the wrinkles out . I tried ironing it and it just wrinkled worse. any suggestions please?
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    Nice quilt, I really like it! Wrinkles, would not worry about them, myself anyways.

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    Could your batting have wrinkled in the wash? Were you able to press the top smooth before washing? What kind of batting did you use? Need more info to figure it out.

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    It's probably the type of batting you used. I wouldn't worry about it. You have made a very nice quilt, I love the black and white.

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    love the quilt

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    I personally think the wrinkles give the quilt character. Just my opinion. By the way, you did a great job!

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    Very nicely done! Wrinkles give it character.

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    Very nice. My man likes checkerboard, too.

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    Very nice quilt, I like the wrinkles, would not worry about them.

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    very nice quilt

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    You made a real pretty Quilt I wouldn't worry about it.
    It could be just the kind of Batting you used , if you didn't use a Batting at all with a light weight Fabric it would do this..
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    aaaaaahh!a QUILT WITH CHARACTER.I LOVE THE WRINKLES PAB

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    When you start to use it, and it is washed several time your wrinkles will probably settle down.

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    I personally think that it is a lovely quilt, nothing wrong with the wrinkles. They look like maybe 10 or 12" squares. I'm thinking that with only one tie in the middle of each one might be the reason why you think that you have to many wrinkles. The next one you might try adding ties every 4 to 6". It could also be due in part to the batting that was used. These are just some ideas on my part. I love the quilt just as it is. Keep up the good work.

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    love it! I absolutely love black and white!

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    nothing wrong with wrinkles - I've got them all over my body!!

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    Great job! Wrinkles add character!

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    Nice job...i like the black and white

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    I love your quilt. Great job. Most of mine have wrinkles after washing too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    nothing wrong with wrinkles - I've got them all over my body!!
    yeah, me too!

    Maybe not enough ties? It looks great, reminds me of NASCAR!

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    it's nice. I like the wrinkles.

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    Nice quilt!

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    Love the black and white - very nice job! I also think the wrinkles give it character as well as making it more snuggly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beginner64
    I personally think that it is a lovely quilt, nothing wrong with the wrinkles. They look like maybe 10 or 12" squares. I'm thinking that with only one tie in the middle of each one might be the reason why you think that you have to many wrinkles. The next one you might try adding ties every 4 to 6". It could also be due in part to the batting that was used. These are just some ideas on my part. I love the quilt just as it is. Keep up the good work.
    It's great. You could add more ties even now, just press and straighten it as much as possible first. And from now on, lay flat to dry. Remember that you used cotton, it will wrinkle no matter what you do. Enjoy it!

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    If everything was not prewashed, it will wrinkle. I like your nascar flag quilt! Looks good.

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