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« on: April 05, 2008 02:31:09 PM »

Hi Everyone!
I want to start a rag quilt. I have some flannel.  Should I was it before I start cutting out the squares?

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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2008 03:20:54 PM »

I asked this of a lady in a quilting store, and she said it wasn't necessary. ....She then went on to tell me how she'd just washed one of her quilts, and the dye had run into a white section!!

I usually try and wash mine, just so there's no nasty surprises at the end! Especially flannel.
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2008 03:21:52 PM »

i just finished a rag quilt made from flannel actually and I didnt wash mine and had not probelms but i didnt have any white on it. hope this helps.
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008 05:56:01 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2008 10:47:43 AM »

I wash everything before I even start the project.  My reasons are the colors running and I want everything shrunk before I have a finished quilt.  In a rag quilt I think you are pretty much looking for raveling, so I think you'd could wash and shrink before hand and still get the raggedy look. 
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