Posts tagged ‘pre-washing’

Textile Stew: Giveaways Galore

Lots of folks, moved by the holiday spirit, are holding giveaways this week: Heather at A La Mode Fabric is giving away some out-of-print fabrics. (Deadline tomorrow, 12/17/09) The Fat Quarter Shop, in conjunction with Santa!, is holding a clever giveaway. (Deadline is mysterious) Pink Chalk Kathy is giving away a copy of Kata Golda’s [...]

Stitch Simple: Immaculate Ready-to-Sew Fabric

Stitch Simple is a very different kind of fabric shop: owner Jen offers pre-washed, pre-pressed, custom-cut fabrics and quilt kits. She approached me for a review and offered a create-your-own-quilt kit to me. They have a new quilt pattern periodically, and back when I created mine it was a Chinese Coins-inspired lap quilt. The current [...]

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 [...]