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    Default BEGINNER QUILTING - SHOULD YOU PREWASH YOUR FABRIC? Part 1 - SHRINKAGE...THE WHEN AND WHY



    God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    The stash to make a quilt to help me cope,
    A quilt to give to comfort those I love in times of hurt, fear and uncertainty.
    And the courage to keep on sewing when life itself seems held together by a single thread of hope.

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    Default Re: BEGINNER QUILTING - SHOULD YOU PREWASH YOUR FABRIC? Part 1 - SHRINKAGE...THE WHEN AND WHY

    Thanks for sharing. I still will continue to not pre-wash.

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    Default Re: BEGINNER QUILTING - SHOULD YOU PREWASH YOUR FABRIC? Part 1 - SHRINKAGE...THE WHEN AND WHY

    I am with Joy, no to pre-washing. Except large cuts of flannel for the back esp if purchased at Jo Ann's.

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    Default Re: BEGINNER QUILTING - SHOULD YOU PREWASH YOUR FABRIC? Part 1 - SHRINKAGE...THE WHEN AND WHY

    Maybe wash/maybe not, it depends the source of the fabric. I usually wash large cuts destined to be backing but certainly not precuts.

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    Default Re: BEGINNER QUILTING - SHOULD YOU PREWASH YOUR FABRIC? Part 1 - SHRINKAGE...THE WHEN AND WHY

    That was an interesting video. I always pre-wash (except pre-cuts) and I will continue to do so. For me it is all about how the fabric feels while I am working on it. I like the feel of fabric when it has been washed and dryed. Just a personal preference. But the joy of quilting is you get to make your own rules.

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