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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2008 10:24:11 AM »

I dont prewash either but I have a tip.

For the possiblity of dye running.

I use these things called dye grabbers.  They are like dryer sheets you put in the washer and it sucks any loose dye into it.  I wash my quilt for the first time using tehse and they work like a charmer.
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« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2008 03:13:39 PM »

I am just about finished a quilt class and I asked this question and got the OH I dont wash mine ever! and I was like what?!? the one lady said if you treasure your quilts you dont wash unless you have to.. I was making my quilt to use. I guess these ladies only have it on for show. I dont usually bring my guest into my bedroom. haha..
Im going to see if I can find those sheets and wash mine in the machine when im done quilting it.
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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2008 03:21:28 PM »

http://www.amazon.com/Carbona-Dye-Grabber-1-Count-Pack/dp/B000NZXZQI

That's it and they are usually sold in the regular laundry dept ;P
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« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2008 03:23:07 PM »

thanks Ive never seen them before (in canada) but i'll take a look tomorrow when im out get groceries Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2008 09:04:54 PM »

I've never pre-washed anything. I would just give it a quick wash and dry (cold water) before wrapping it up. I'm sure everything will be OK.
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« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2008 06:07:26 PM »

I've always pre-washed fabrics before sewing ... until yesterday.

I'm starting on a quilt for friends who are getting married and had just returned from the fabric stores with nearly 30 1/4 and 1/3 pieces of fabric I'd gotten and was getting ready to go around the edges with my pinking shears so I could toss them in the wash. And, frankly, I was dreading the time-consuming project.

Later on the phone, I mentioned what I was getting ready to do to my mother who has quilted for over 30 years and she said, "Oh, I never prewash. It takes out all the sizing." Since we've always used the hell (and repeatedly washed) her quilts, I figured I'd skip that step this time and see how it works out.

One thing I've noticed already: the sizing in the fabric does make it so much easier to work with. Easier to measure, easier to cut, easier to sew.

When I do wash it after I'm done (because I'm of the quilts should be used, not just seen school) I will definitely try using the dye grabber sheets though since I have a lot of contrasting colors going.

Thanks to everyone who's mentioned them. I didn't even know such a thing existed.
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