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Friday, December 28, 2012
Slip, Slide, Slip, Spritz, repeat
It is my practice, as a quilter, to wash and iron my new fabric before using it. Let me tell you, however, it can get way ahead of you if you don't pay attention! And I wasn't paying attention. I've got stacks and stacks of fabric that needs to be washed and ironed. Now, some people just go ahead and use their fabric as they get it, but I like to do my best to get rid of any crooked rolls on the bolt and to get rid of any excess dyes that might be in the fabric. I definitely don't want to have any bright/dark color running the first time its washed and ruining a quilt. Today, for instance, I washed yards of a dark blue mottled batik. It is gorgeous fabric but the excess dyes released in the wash turned two color catchers nearly dark blue. Can you imagine what that would have done to a quilt? I shudder to think.
Sorry for the fuzzy pic! I must have moved the camera.
Anyway, I've spent a lot of time the last few days on this chore. It is so satisfying to see those lovely stacks of beautiful fabrics just waiting to be sewn.
Anybody want to volunteer to come do the remaining 5 drawers (plus more) of fabric?? Y'all take care.