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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
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
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
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. ... Pre-Washing Pros and Cons · Use Fabric Grain to Improve Your Quilts · Quick ...
http://quilting.about.com/od/fabricembellishment/qt/bleed_test.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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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
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 ...
http://housekeeping.about.com/od/surfacefabric/f/upholstery_wash.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
5 Common Quilting Errors You Don't Have to Make - About.com
You'll find that quality quilting cottons don't shrink a bunch, but when you mix unwashed fabrics with prewashed fabrics a slight amount of shrinkage could distort ...
http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpatternsprojects/tp/5-Common-Quilting-Errors-You-Dont-Have-to-Make.htm
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