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washing fabric for blouse

Old 06-05-2022, 07:18 AM
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Hello I know this not about quilting. But I have some beautiful quilting fabric and want to make a blouse it is cotton should i wash it first and dry it i usually don't wash my fabric for my quills thank you
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Old 06-05-2022, 07:26 AM
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I would wash the fabric if making a blouse. You would sure hate to put all that time and effort making a blouse, and having it shrink even a little bit.
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Old 06-05-2022, 08:47 AM
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ok thank you grannie will to that and dry it
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Old 06-05-2022, 05:11 PM
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I agree. If you plan to wash the blouse after its made, definitely prewash the fabric.
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Old 06-05-2022, 05:16 PM
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Unless you never plan to wash your blouse. LOL

I have had fabrics shrink up to two inches in width and 1.5 inches in length. Usually in only one direction.
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Old 06-05-2022, 09:23 PM
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I agree with everyone too. Treat the fabric like you will the blouse. If you want to machine wash and dry the finished product so that with the fabric.
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Old 06-06-2022, 04:39 AM
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Believe it or not but back when I used to buy a lot of fabrics, my mind would go to how the fabric might look as a blouse so I'd buy at least 5 yds. just in case that's what I used it for plus enough to go into a quilt. Such beautiful fabrics out there and depending on where you live, you might not be able to find dress maker fabrics as easily.
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Old 06-06-2022, 05:45 AM
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It took me "a while" to realize that "quilting fabric" was the same fabric that my Mom used to make aprons, skirts, blouses, shirts, and dresses from!

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I was wondering what style blouse you had in mind. The “drape” of quilting fabric is somewhat stiffer than garment fabric I think. Indeed in fabric stores, it seems harder and harder to find it, IMO
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Old 06-07-2022, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Terry in the ADK View Post
I was wondering what style blouse you had in mind. The “drape” of quilting fabric is somewhat stiffer than garment fabric I think. Indeed in fabric stores, it seems harder and harder to find it, IMO
This is a very good question/point.

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