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    Hey everyone, good morning from Arizona I'm wondering how you all wash your fat quarters? Any and all advice will be greatly Appreciated, thanks.

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    I wash them pretty much the same as I would wash any yardage. I wash all my fabrics on a cool gentle cycle. I've found fat quarters don't twist and end up in knots as readily as WOF does. Sometimes there is a lot of fraying, sometimes not. I have heard that some people cut off a corner with pinking shears and that reduces fraying, but I've never tried it. By the way fat quarters are the smallest "pre-cuts" I wash.

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      #3
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      I go around the edges with my serger before washing.
      Vonnie

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        #4
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        I don't wash FQs or any other pre-cuts.

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          #5
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          Thank you, I washed 5" squares once and what a mess. So I thought I best get some advice before I did the fat quarters.

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            #6
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            Originally posted by Vonnie View Post
            I go around the edges with my serger before washing.
            Thank you, I do that on my largers pieces of fabric, never thought of doing to fat quarters, I will do this also.

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              #7
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              I do not wash any fabric before using it. There really isn't any advantage to washing it prior to using, plus you have to take the time to press everything before use.
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              Hugs, Pat

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                #8
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                I don't wash any pre-cuts, including fat quarters.

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                  #9
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                  I don't wash yardage either, unless it's flannel.

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                    #10
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                    I rarely wash any fabrics. The exception is when I am not sure of the quality and want to minimize shrinking and/or bleeding after the quilt is made. For those exceptions, I then wash all the material I am going to use in the project. I have been quilting for six years, and have only prewashed twice.
                    If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.- Zig Ziglar

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                      #11
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                      Wash fabric? I can barely get through the dirty clothes hamper each week!


                      I don't wash precuts nor any of my quilt shop quality cotton yardage; though I do wash flannel yardage.

                      And fyi -- I NEVER buy flannel from Joann's (after a first bad experience with their "nicer" flannel -- I could have made another quilt just from the pilling after I washed it; it was so bad I tossed it as I was too embarrassed to use it in the quilt I was giving as a baby gift).
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                        #12
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                        I never wash fabric before Sewing. Sometimes I think I should if the cats have been nosy...but I just don't. I love the crispness of sewing on unwashed fabric.
                        Walk in peace with the Lord by your side.
                        Terry

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                          #13
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                          I generally don't wash any fabric, precuts or yardage. I'll starch & iron if I need to, especially if I'm working with bias edges.

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                            #14
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                            I barely find time for this craft that I love. If I had to wash fabric, nothing would get done. But I also love the new fabric feel and with precuts, I purchase because they save some cutting time.
                            Karen
                            Life is short - Live everyday to the fullest

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                              #15
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                              I also do not wash fabric. The only exception is the flannel used. I also love the feel of new fabric!

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