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Topic: 1st time quilting washing squares?  (Read 642 times)
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« on: April 17, 2010 03:03:33 AM »

Hi there, do i need to wash my squares due to shrinkage? if so is a dunk in water and natural drying enough? thanks Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010 06:41:41 AM »

I think if they are already cut into squares, I wouldn't wash them.  The edges will fray unless you put something on them to stop it and your squares will ultimately be smaller.  I'm not sure a dunk in water and natural drying would shrink them.  Certainly won't shrink them as much as machine washing and drying.  But as long as your backing is the same type fabric as the squares it should be ok to wait until the quilt is finished.  If you are worried about colors of fabric bleeding, then it might be a good idea to soak them in water and dry naturally. 
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010 09:14:49 AM »

thank you Smiley i think i will just go ahead and sew it up and hope for the best Smiley
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