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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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ... Pre-Washing Pros and Cons · Use Fabric Grain to Improve Your Quilts · Quick ...
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 ...
What is Fabric Bleeding? - Quilting - About.com
Most of today's quilting fabrics do not bleed, but pre-washing the fabrics help you ... Shout makes a product called Color Catchers, which resembles fabric ...
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.
How To Preshrink Fabric Before Sewing - About.com
Preshrinking fabric before you start cutting and sewing is the only way to assure that the finished item will not shrink. Learn how to preshrink fabric here.
Can My Upholstered Slipcovers Can Be Machine Washed?
If your upholstery is not pre-shrunk, washing in the washing machine will shrink the fabric and make it difficult to impossible to have the item fit back where it ...
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