Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Pre-Washing: A confession

I don't pre-wash.

Well, not often anyway. I pre-washed the fabric for Mum's yellow tablecloth. I even pre-washed the wadding because we were trying to avoid the crinkly-quilt look because it would be a tablecloth.

I pre-washed the fabrics for Steph's quilt, because they were batiks. (note to self - MUST get a move on with this quilt!)

I didn't pre-wash the batiks for my Farmer's Wife.

A risk, I know. It could seriously have backfired.

Tonight was the night I found out whether this was a huge mistake.... or whether I had got away with it. I put in eight colour catchers! They went in white. Here's how they came out.

Of course, if it had been a huge disaster, I wouldn't be writing this post. The risk paid off and I now have a slightly crinkly and very soft Farmer's Wife Quilt. This was seconds after it came out of the tumble drier - it was sooooo warm I couldn't resist it - yes that's me in there - I look slimmer hidden in a quilt!
This is the best picture I could get of the crinkle

And here is the traditional rolled quilt shot!

1 comment:

Nic said...

I'm glad there were no disasters. Those colour catchers are handy little things aren't they - I used them for washing all my fabric recently when there was white/red and while/blue fabric. And even then I kept checking to make sure I didn't end up with blue/blue and pink/red. Rather obsessively. How obssessive were you while this was washing? :)