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    Re-Quilting

    I found a quilt I was working on and I want to finish it. I do not like the way the quilting looks so I took it apart. I was wondering if I can wash the top and back of the quilt before I start re-quilting it?
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    #2
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    I would not wash either the top or back. Depending on its condition, the seams could pull apart.

    If you feel you need to soak it and wring by hand.

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      #3
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      I don't recommend washing either. Not even hand wash since the fabric will shrink a bit no matter how careful you are. The batting is what shrinks the most so no getting it wet, either.

      I think a light ironing/pressing movements over it would help straighten really wrinkled areas, but hold off on the steam - may cause shrinkage and "set" in some stains. Be patient and wait til you requilted and finished binding it. You will so happy you did.
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        #4
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        I would also advise waiting till after you re- quilt it. Then when you wash it and press it usually the previous holes from the prior quilting stitches will close up.
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          #5
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          Please wait to was until after it is re-quilted. Speaking from experience. You would likely have seams that need repairing if you do it before.

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            #6
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            I hope you took a picture and will post before and after photos! I have picked out machine quilting before and it is a monster of a job. I agree with the others, not to wash until do over is done.

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              #7
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              Scary, scary thing to do!!!

              I have actually skinned a large quilt and re-quilted it. The skinning process is not for the faint hearted and good heavens, it took me hours and hours to do but I wasn't brave enough to wash it once it was done. I wouldn't contemplate it. The one I did turned out fine without washing...I may have pressed....not ironed....some sections to get them to settle back into shape before I re-basted but that was all.
              Last edited by just4me; September 1st, 2019, 04:05 AM.

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