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Glad I also pressed it!
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Date: 6/28/13 0:39 AM

Got some decent looking broadcloth today to back some bibs as a baby gift. Hand washed and dried in the dryer and although it didn't look like it needed it, I pressed it on the cotton setting. Man! It shrunk up a ton! When i doubt, I will now always press. Just in case.

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Date: 6/29/13 1:21 AM

Since most people wash bibs in the washing machine and dry in the dryer, I wonder why you handwashed the fabric.

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Date: 6/29/13 2:37 AM

Babies slobber, drool, and leak from both ends. Isn't it a good thing that you pre-washed your broadcloth, etc? But remembering what a leaky baby is capable of, I wash and dry all such intended fabrics on hot and high before making anything of them!

You cannot trust a baby, naked or clothed.

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Date: 6/29/13 10:09 AM

Sew Confused - simple answer. I was in a hurry and figured the dryer would be hot enough to do the trick. Dumb, eh?

Elona - I work with babies and definitely agree. Can't trust 'em!

The moral of the story is that I have been sewing for over 40 years and I should know better. In this case, all those years of practice and ingrained knowledge kicked in and told me not to start sewing without a little "insurance" of a good, hot pressing. The bibs are now finished and have been through the wash and look terrific.

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Date: 6/29/13 11:00 AM

I totally agree...machine wash with hot water, and dry on high heat.

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Date: 6/29/13 11:56 AM

Glad the bibs worked out! And totally agree, you just simply cannot trust babies, the cutie pies!

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Date: 6/29/13 2:32 PM

Good thing you found this out before assembly and that all worked out OK. I actually had this happen on crepe back satin that I was using to make 6 bridesmaid dresses. Fortunately I took several small pieces before starting the whole process and tested them in every situation that I thought the girls wearing them might put them through...wash only, line dry...machine wash and dry, etc. Did NOT think anything about ironing the fabric. Fortunately I also tested what interfacing would be best and that is when I discovered that the fabric shrunk before my eyes under the iron..before interfacing was applied. This was after the washing and drying process. Wow, what a surprise. But now I knew I also had to iron all the fabric before cutting and all was well. It could have been a disaster pressing dresses right before the wedding.

I said all that simply to say that now I wash, dry and press everything....cause ya never know!

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Date: 6/29/13 7:47 PM

Good save, RLL! I have to say it was kind of fun watching it all scrunch up around the iron. A bit like popping bubble wrap.

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Date: 7/13/13 7:47 AM

This was bound to happen as cotton does shrink a bit on washing. You should have consulted someone. But is there any other option you have?
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