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Pros and Cons of Prewashing Your Quilting Fabrics - About.com
Should you pre-wash your quilting fabrics? The answer depends on the fabrics and the final design of the quilt. We'll help you decide.
http://quilting.about.com/od/fabricembellishment/a/prewash_fabric.htm
Keep Your Quilting Fabrics from Fraying in the Wash - About.com
Don't you just hate it when quilting fabrics fray in the wasy? ... The only thing I really dislike about prewashing my quilting fabrics is all the strings that come loose ...
http://quilting.about.com/od/fabricembellishment/qt/fraying_fabric.htm
Do a Fabric Bleed Test to Make Sure Dyes are Stable - Quilting
Some quilting fabrics bleed, losing dyes in the wash and staining other fabrics. Perform this easy bleed test to make sure the fabrics are stable. ... Pre-Washing Pros and Cons · Use Fabric Grain to Improve Your Quilts · Quick Tips fo...
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10 Fabric Painting Tips - About.com
The reason for prewashing fabric before painting on it is to remove any sizing added during manufacture which may prevent the paint from adhering to the ...
http://painting.about.com/od/fabricpainting/a/FabricPaintTips.htm
How to Treat Fabric with Alum for Hand Marbling - Quilting - About.com
We'll hand marble 100% cottons. Fabric that's sold for dyeing is a perfect choice, but any cotton fabric will do. Pre-wash fabrics, and if they're "regular" cottons off ...
http://quilting.about.com/od/fabricdyeing/ss/marble_fabric_6.htm
Understanding Sewing Interfacing for Fabric - About.com
Before a fusible interfacing can be used, the fabric should be pre-washed in order to remove the chemicals that are used in processing. The sizing in the fabric ...
http://sewing.about.com/od/sewingtips/ss/How-to-Add-Stiffness-and-Shape-Clothing-Costumes-Sewing-Seam-Additives-Shape-Fabric.htm
Fabric Bleeding, How to Recognize It and Stop the Bleed - Quilting
Most of today's quilting fabrics do not bleed, but pre-washing the fabrics helps you preview just how stable they will be when laundered. You may find that hand  ...
http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltingglossary/g/bleeding.htm
Frugal Quilting Advice from Quilters Around the World - About.com
Fortunately, my sewing machine loved to sew on heavy fabric (using the .... Before pre-washing fabric, I cut a small triangle off of each corner of the fabric.
http://quilting.about.com/u/ua/beginningquilters/frugal_quilting.03.htm
How to Build a Fabric Stash - Quilting - About.com
Tips from other quilts offer advice to help you build a fabric stash. Page 2. ... I do pre-wash everything new as soon as I have enough to do. If not, I put it in a ...
http://quilting.about.com/u/ua/quiltingfabricbasics/fabric-stash-building-tips.01.htm
I'm getting ready to stitch my first Redwork project. Do you have any ...
I love the contrast between the dark thread and the fabric. ... Remember to pre- wash the fabric and press it to remove the starch or sizing and any wrinkles before ...
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