Showing posts with label fabric care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fabric care. Show all posts

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Churn Dash Done

My little Churn Dash, or Double Monkey Wrench, or it goes by yet another couple dozen names, made with 1930's reproduction fabrics, was finally done this morning. I finished the hand quilting yesterday, but needed to do the binding through the evening. I popped it into the washer with a Shout Color Catcher, and took it outside to dry in the shade. I made it for a family in another part of the U.S., and I specifically wanted a very traditional baby quilt from the Midwest.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

To Wash or Not to Wash? That Is the Question.

Hot, dry, August weather finally arrives to Ohio. We've had a chilly, damp summer here, and this is not a welcome change. The dogs are all showing allergy problems with licking, and running eyes. Poor things. They were awake all night, and all asleep now. Poor me.

Dry heat is perfect, though, for washing fabric, and hanging it outside to dry. And so the dilemma--Do you need to pre-wash your fabrics?