Can I ask experienced quilters who work with scraps advice about this. Do you worry about how a quilt made from fabrics from the scrap basket will launder? Or would you have a quilt dry cleaned anyway?
annemie Intermediate Ontario CANADA Member since 1/18/09 Posts: 93
Date: 12/17/11 8:06 AM
I wash my scrap quilts with just a very small amount of reg. washing detergent. Once some green bled through to the white back (after I had already washed it several times), but luckily it didn't show on the front. However, the next time I put a sheet of "Shout color catcher" into the machine and the green completely disappeared from the backing and the colours looked a lot fresher.
Color catcher is made S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
Intermediate Tennessee USA Member since 2/9/04 Posts: 7797
In reply to petro
Date: 12/18/11 12:56 PM
The general wisdom here in the U.S. is to never have a quilt dry cleaned, unless it is all wool. That is all I have ever heard from every teacher, whenever the question is asked. They seem to think the dry cleaning chemicals can harm the cotton fabrics.
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