Monday, October 28, 2013

To Pre-Wash or not?

Do you pre-wash?

I did when I first started quilting, then for some reason I stopped .................. I guess I was eager to start sewing and didn't want to take the time to pre-wash.
I posted recently about going to a Quilt Workshop, and I decided that since I was embarking on something I really wanted to work out well, I decided I would pre-wash my fabrics as I was working with very dark fabrics and a very light background ............ not a good look if all the colours ran.
This is why I pre-wash

the colour catcher on the left was used with fabrics I didn't think would run - it has a green tint to it
the colour catcher on the right was used with the burgundy fabrics for the Double Wedding Ring Quilt - it has taken on a very pink tint - imagine that pink all over my nice ivory backing ............. :(  

I am so glad I did - sometimes it is worth making the extra effort ;)

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  1. I've learned the hard way - especially with reds; I always wash reds now but not necessarily everything else.

  2. Lucky you did Cathy.....I slip every now and then into the I am so keen to sew stage and don't rinse first.


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