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Pros and Cons of Prewashing Your Quilting Fabrics - About.com
Although some quilters never pre-wash their fabrics, I nearly always do, because I don't want any surprises when I wash a finished quilt for the first time.
http://quilting.about.com/od/fabricembellishment/a/prewash_fabric.htm
Keep Your Quilting Fabrics from Fraying in the Wash - About.com
The only thing I really dislike about prewashing my quilting fabrics is all the strings that come loose during the wash. The threads twist and pull at the fabric when ...
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Quilting Fabrics - Embellishments - How to Choose Quilting Fabrics
Some quilters never pre-wash their fabrics. Others always prewash, because they don't want any surprises when they wash a quilt for the first time. Use these ...
http://quilting.about.com/od/fabricembellishment/Quilting_Fabrics_and_Embellishments.htm
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
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. ... More About Fabrics. Pre-Washing Pros and Cons · Use Fabric Grain to Improve Your Quilts ...
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Understanding Sewing Interfacing for Fabric - About.com
Interfacing is a sewing notion that is used to stiffen fabric or help a part of a ... Before a fusible interfacing can be used, the fabric should be pre-washed in order ...
http://sewing.about.com/od/sewingtips/ss/How-to-Add-Stiffness-and-Shape-Clothing-Costumes-Sewing-Seam-Additives-Shape-Fabric.htm
5 Baby Laundry Tips for New Parents - Baby Clothes - About.com
Washing baby clothes before they're worn is an absolute necessity. ... Method Baby Laundry Detergent) and skip the fabric softener — both liquid and sheets. ... You can then soak your baby's clothes in a laundry pre-treater such as OxiClean  ....
http://babyclothes.about.com/od/babyclothingcare/tp/5-Baby-Laundry-Tips-For-New-Parents.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
All About Fabrics... How to Work with Quilting Fabrics
Learn how to work with quilting fabrics, whether or not to pre-wash, how fabric grain can make or break a quilt and much more.
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How to Pre-Soak Laundry - About.com
Fabric Content of Item (if appropriate). I like to soak laundry overnight before washing to get it as clean as possible. Is there any harm to my clothes by soaking  ...
http://laundry.about.com/u/sty/laundryproblems/Your-Laundry-Questions-And-Answers/How-to-Pre-Soak-Laundry.htm
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