Tips

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - IN THE KNOW -

1 Don’t pre-wash pre-cuts, by which I mean any­thing the size of a fat quar­ter or smaller. The raw edges of these cuties may un­ravel a lot when pre-washed, so much so that it no longer fits the re­quire­ments for a fat quar­ter quilt pat­tern.

2 Colour catch­ers can save your life. Whether you choose to pre-wash or not, it’s a good idea to throw a colour catch­ing sheet into the wash with your quilt – es­pe­cially if your fab­rics in­clude sat­u­rated shades. Find these in the laun­dry de­ter­gent aisle.

3 In case a colour bleed does hap­pen, keep a bot­tle of Syn­thrapol to hand. It’s the op­po­site of Re­tayne and re­leases dye, thus sav­ing your quilt, and pos­si­bly your san­ity.

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