…are this fun and easy blocks
made from these strip sets
fabric by Moda: Hunky Dory Jelly Roll
Check out this tutorial by the Missouri Star Quilt Co.
… you may want to make one two!
I have a little question….
Do you wash your fabric before making a quilt?
If so, why? and…
do you use a special soap/detergent?
I would love to hear from you!!!
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Love your little blocks…will check out the tutorial. I don't wash my fabrics…love using it as is. When I started quilting years ago, I washed all the fabrics. Now I tend to purchase fat quarters and love the 'new fabric!' touch.
I love those fabrics. It will make such a cheery quilt. I would abviously not wash precut fabrics, but I do like to wash my yardage before sewing it. Perhaps it comes from my background in clothing construction, but I find that washing it makes it easier to get a straight of grain cut. It also eliminates any unwanted running of colors.
No I don't wash my fabric first….I like it to shrink up after it is done….
I do wash my fabrics. My daughter who has studied industrial design warned me that some really harmful chemicals are used to process fabric and that when you press it unwashed you are breathing them. I just use my normal detergent and a color catcher if I'm worried about the color running. Your blocks are just too cute!
I dont wash my fabric- and if it has been washed I starch it. much easier to work with- and if using scraps – they are a pain when they come outta the washer! I love those blocks- is there tute for it?
thanks for the link. I do like those blocks. Looks easy too.
I do wash most of my fabrics when I get them home. Mostly yardage. I will was some small pieces of reds, blues, and purples. I have had them run and even using the color catcher sheets doesn't always work. I do a lot of applique and washed fabric is nicer to use.
I use to always prewash my fabrics. They would sit in a pile waiting to be washed before being added to the stash. The last few months though I haven't worried except if they are red!
Love your blocks!
These blocks are so nice! I do not pre-wash my fabrics. Ever since I started to use pre cuts, I no longer wash my fabrics before quilting.
Sure do! I always prewashed fabrics. They don't even go into my sewing room until they've been washed. I learned my lesson the hard way – twice! On two different quilts, one time with red prints and another time with blue prints, the colors ran when the finished quilt was washed. After having spent dozens of hours making a quilt, it's crushing – how about shrieks and tears?! – to see a quilt ruined. Though I wash fabrics in the washing machine like I wash clothes, whenever I make a quilt that has either a red or blue in it, I ALSO wash those colors in the bathtub. I put salt in the tub water, slosh everything around and let the fabrics soak. I'm always amazed at how the water turns to pink, or light blue, depending on the print color. Err on the side of caution I say.
OHHHHH so pretty…it matters not what you do..I am thinking..how she do that lol
Não lavo.Só tive um problema com um tecido vinho sólido, evito tudo que é cor de vinho de lá para cá.Amei seu bloco.Me tornei seguidora número 355.
It seems that there is no truly right answer to the washing or not question.