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How to clean???

Old 01-22-2011, 06:18 PM
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I have just completed quilting a top that is from the 40's and I did not wash it before quilting as I was afraid to. It is all quilted now and really needs washing. How should I go about it? I need help.

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Old 01-22-2011, 06:22 PM
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Do you have the binding on it yet? I would if it isn't before washing it :D:D:D
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:24 PM
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It is all bound and finished. Do I want to just give it to the daughter all finished or should I clean it???
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:26 PM
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I would wash on gentle and use a gentle tumble dry
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:26 PM
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I put mine in the washer and dryer and they came out fine. I did 3 that were some my Grandmother had pieced in the '40's and '50's.
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:35 PM
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I do gentle wash cycle and tumble dry and have had no problems so far. Have done new and old quilts this way.
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:35 PM
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I have added a picture. Also does any one know what this block is called???
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:40 PM
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How are the signatures done -- written in ink or embroidered? That will make a difference in how you wash it.
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:43 PM
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The signatures are all embroidered.
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:44 PM
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Also the hand piecing was very well done.
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