Posts tagged ‘fabric care’

Q&A: Washing Pre-Cuts, and Kona at Joann’s

Wee Play Jelly Roll pre-cut pack from Moda — a jelly roll is made up of 2.5″x44″ cuts. Q: I recently ordered a set of smallish, pre-cut quilting squares from Etsy and did not know whether I should pre-wash or not. I didn’t pre-wash, made a small quilt and still haven’t washed it. I’m curious [...]

Q & A: Do You Pre-Wash Your Fabric?

Photo courtesy of jenburn on Flickr. Pre-washing any kind of home-washable fabric before you sew is considered best practice. There are a few good reasons one might choose not to pre-wash quilt fabrics, though: Sew a Quilt runs down the pros and cons of washing and not washing 100% cotton fabrics for quilting projects. This [...]

Friday Scraps

The worldwide map of local fabric shops is growing. Is your town represented? Sewist and fabric archivist Manda of Tree Fall is editor for the new UK magazine Sew Hip. Congratulations Manda! Nice interview with Heather aka Skinny Laminx, maker of some of the best hand-screenprinted textiles on the planet. Anh-Minh got lovingly packaged fabric [...]