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Prewashing fabric for pillowcases?

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    Re: Prewashing fabric for pillowcases?

    Originally posted by Alpha O View Post
    I think I'll go back to good sheeting for the main body of the case if I can find any. I'll embroider or quilt the hem only, and do it on the sheeting as a base.
    Sheeting usually comes wider than quilting cotton.
    I think I may repurpous an old sheet for The Floozie. After how much the dark blue fabric I washed several times, I don't think it was a good chock. Plus it didn't soften up much after drying either.


      Re: Prewashing fabric for pillowcases?

      You might check out the thrift store for material for that floozie's new dress. I have bought several, nice, 100% cotton sheets that way. We made table cloths and pillow cases out of them. Some of the white and off-white ones we dyed before we created with them. You will need to wash them a time or two before you use them, to get rid of the "Goodwill" smell, but at least you will know what they feel like from the beginning.
      Be who you are and say what you feel
      because those who mind don't matter,
      and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss


        Re: Prewashing fabric for pillowcases?

        Sheeting is also a fabric category. Since all here are quilters, you should know the name:

        Some cheaper fabric:

        There is plain white at 6.99 a yard

        Hancock's used to carry it in various solids. I used it for curtains and pillowcases.
        Last edited by Alpha O; November 1, 2016, 06:17 AM.