Quilting Tips: Washing Fabric

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Some quilters pre-wash their fabric before sewing, others don’t. It becomes a personal decision on what is best for you.

If you decide to pre-wash fabric in the washing machine, use a lingerie bag to corral the small or older vintage pieces to protect them and minimize fraying at the edges. You can use a zigzag stitch or overlock stitch around the cut edges of your larger pieces of fabric to prevent the threads from raveling.

This tip comes from Fast, Fun & Easy Scrapbook Quilts by Sue Astroth.

Happy Washing,

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