Wash fabric or not???

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KathyAnn posted on Tue, Jan 22 2013 8:22 PM

I am only a beginner and was taught in my class that I did not need to prewash fabric ever as long as I use premium fabric. Now that I'm halfway thru I'm worried that the wine colored fabric will bleed. And I have purchased fabric for my next quilt and it has a lot of reds and wine colored fabric and I'm afraid of bleeding when the quilt is washed for the first time. Opinions or experience please???

Also I am going to use some jelly rolls as some precut strips and what is the best way to prewash them without ending up with a tangled mess?


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Marge (AKA Dimples):

Judy - thanks for the homemade color catcher recipe.  :o)  I just may have to try this since those Shout ones are pricey!

You're welcome Marge. Let us know how you like them. Wash something you know will bleed with something white. I'll be curious to know if it's worth the effort to make the stuff.

In the beautiful Pacific Northwest!

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