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    Shiny Thimble

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    Question Pre-wash flannel precuts?

    The Four Square quilt in today's tutorial is darling!! I love the idea of mixing the flannel squares with the quilting cotton, but in my experience flannel shrinks so badly. Maybe I've only used cheap flannel I know it's not generally advised to pre-wash precuts, but what would you recommend for this quilt?

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Pre-wash flannel precuts?

    I never wash precuts, even flannel ones. Cheap flannel does shrink more than good quality flannel.


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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Pre-wash flannel precuts?

    I agree with CraftyJnet! I am a dedicated pre-washer, but I never, ever, ever wash pre-cuts—even flannel ones!
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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Pre-wash flannel precuts?

    I am suddenly drawing a blank here, is it Maywood Studios? Anyways I have used the Woolies flannel many times that Jenny used in her video from today. It is top of the line high quality, I did not prewash even full ydg and it barely shrunk at all. So if you are just buying new flannel that brand is highly recommended for low shrinkage.

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    Designer Diva

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    Default Re: Pre-wash flannel precuts?

    JoAnns has a new flannel in the stores that doesn't shrink, and is really soft. The prints are called Super Snuggle, and the solids are Comfy Cozy (I think!)

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Pre-wash flannel precuts?

    Nope, I never prewash any of my precuts, not even the flannel ones.
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    The Guild President

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    Default Re: Pre-wash flannel precuts?

    I did prewash a flannel charm pack once. The squares were pinked so I didnít worry about unraveling. I was making a quick baby playmat and wanted a lattice look with 1.5 cotton strips and I was afraid about variable shrinkage. So I washed yard of fabric and flannel. It was hard to iron those squares back into flatness, but I did like quilt. The pinking made this event possible.

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