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    Default Good morning, Iím new to this so this may be a silly question on washing finished quilts

    Iíve been making simple tied baby quilts that are beautiful. They have been washing fine after Iím done. My latest did not however. So much work and decision making had gone into it, Iím sooo disappointed. The fabric is so wrinkled. I washed cold water, low heat and removed promptly. I was going to gift it and am glad I washed it first. Any suggestions? Itís light colored cotton. Thank you so much

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    Default Re: Good morning, Iím new to this so this may be a silly question on washing finished quilts

    What kind of fabric was it? Not all cottons behave the same way. Was it a blend?

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    Default Re: Good morning, Iím new to this so this may be a silly question on washing finished quilts

    Just give it a good pressing.
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    Default Re: Good morning, Iím new to this so this may be a silly question on washing finished quilts

    its 100% cotton. It seemed more crinkly than usual. I will press it too. Does the fabric detergent make a difference? This was All free and clear. Thank you for the pointers.

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    Default Re: Good morning, Iím new to this so this may be a silly question on washing finished quilts

    I'm curious of the manufacturer? For instance I won't use kona cotton because it's thick, itchy and wrinkles. It takes a lot of steam and very hot iron. Some people love it because of the nice colors, but I can't stand it, so I use bella for solids.



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    Default Re: Good morning, Iím new to this so this may be a silly question on washing finished quilts

    100% cotton from Joanne’s, hobby lobby and a quilting store

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    Default Re: Good morning, Iím new to this so this may be a silly question on washing finished quilts

    Various manufacturers. Maybe the detergent

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    Default Re: Good morning, Iím new to this so this may be a silly question on washing finished quilts

    Most likely the batting is the culprit. Did you use different batting this time?
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    Default Re: Good morning, Iím new to this so this may be a silly question on washing finished quilts

    I agree, batting is more likely the culprit in this, there are so many variables with how a quilt will end up looking depending on the type of batting used.

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    Default Re: Good morning, Iím new to this so this may be a silly question on washing finished quilts

    If the quilt is only being tied how could it be tight enough to be the batting?



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