Sunday, January 16, 2011

This is why

I don't pre-wash fabrics...







A tangled & unravelled mess.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

I've heard if you pink the raw edges that they won't do that. I don't have any pinking shears so I can't vouch for that. I just untangle and cut loose threads as I iron...

Nikki said...

You're right, but you still lose the part that's pinked. Same difference, just fuzz instead of string.

If you get fabric from a quilt shop (which I almost exclusively do), it's not likely that it will bleed because of the quality. The exception is Batiks. They always bleed, so I always pre-wash them, but I do it by hand usually.

teaginny said...

I heard if you clip a corner it won't fray - I haven't tried it though. I don't prewash either!

Paula said...

I don't prewash either...not because of the strings although they are annoying, but because I like the sizing or texture of the unwashed fabric. I also like the crinkle in an assembled quilt that is washed for the first time!