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    Missouri Star

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    I have been working on fmq a quilt and have marked it with the blue pounce pad. Most of it has brushed off but there is still some remaining.
    I have serged the outside edges and want to wash it prior to binding. Will this be OK?

    I like to iron my binding as I wrap it around to the back of the quilt and know that is a big no no with the blue pounce marking.Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: wash before binding?

    I don't see any problems as long as you have serged the edges and they're secure. I would just be sure to use a gentle setting. Have you already cut the binding? if not, I would maybe toss the yardage in with quilt, to prevent shrinkage at different rates.

    But hey, I'm no expert, so maybe someone else will pipe in with suggestions.

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    Default Re: wash before binding?

    Is the binding already washed?
    If yes, then go ahead.
    If not, then don't. Wash after binding.

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    Default Re: wash before binding?

    Thanks folks, I have already cut, pieced and pressed the binding. It is ready to go on so I guess it will but without any ironing involved.
    I had not thought about them perhaps shrinking at a different rate. Glad I asked beforehand.

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    Default Re: wash before binding?

    That is a beautiful quilt. Such lovely quilting.

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    Thanks so much, I am still struggling with my fmq but this turned out pretty well.
    I got one side of the binding sewn to the back last night, the other three sides will be done one night at a time so maybe get it washed next week.

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    Default Re: wash before binding?

    Claire, I think your question has been answered, BUT I have to comment on your beautiful quilt...FABULOUS!!!! I am in love with your fabrics, your design, and OMG, your FMQ. Truly beautiful! I think you have come a long way on your FMQ and I am a bit envious. I keep thinking I am going to really work at mine, and I keep procastinting….I am having some lack of motivation issues.
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    You might try some spot cleaning to remove the remaining pounce
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    Default Re: wash before binding?

    I LOVE THE QUILT. wHAT IS THE PATTERN? AND THAT BORDER...WOWY

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    I LOVE THE QUILT. wHAT IS THE PATTERN?

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