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the quilt that shrunk 10"

Old 12-27-2014, 01:40 PM
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the back story, I bought 118" wide backing fabric, washed it and it was 108" I never thought to measure it first I just could not believe that it shrunk that much so I bought more, measured it, sure enough it was really 118". So I layered my 108" top with it on the frame, after quilting it measured 105" which was appropriate, I just took it out of the wash and the quilt measures 98". It's just normally crinkled for cotton batting, nothing excessive so all's well that ends well! OH yeah, when I evened up one end I cut it about 5" wide, soaked and spun it, when it dried I ironed it and it was 108". So here's the spread, my husband wanted it big enough to hide all the stuff I store under his bed!
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Old 12-27-2014, 01:43 PM
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Beautiful!! I love Log Cabin. Yep, that is why I pre-wash everything so if it's going to shrink, it will shrink before I put it in a quilt.
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Old 12-27-2014, 01:46 PM
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Your quilt is absolutely beautiful!
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Old 12-27-2014, 01:49 PM
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Your quilt is gorgeous and I like that it drapes down to the floor. I'm also a pre-washer - launder fabric as it comes in the door.
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It's a gorgeous quilt.
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Old 12-27-2014, 02:00 PM
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​It looks great on the bed!
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Old 12-27-2014, 02:03 PM
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Beautiful quilt but holy cow that is a lot of shrinkage!
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Old 12-27-2014, 02:03 PM
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It's a very pretty quilt - the log cabin is so nice! I love that it is big - I always make mine big - not to necessarily cover the "junk" under the bed, but to stay covered when my hubby wants more quilt - there is plenty left to keep warm. lol
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Terrific scrappy log cabin! Great quilting as well!
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came out beautiful. looks just like one I made, and about the same size too. your's came out great.
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