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We usually recommend that you pre-wash your batik fabrics before you put them in your quilt. Batiks are handmade and can often have dye and/or wax left on the surface of the fabric. For that reason, we recommend that you pre-wash your batiks in cool water with a soap made for keeping the dye from depositing on other fabrics in the wash such as Synthrapol. Just a capful of Synthrapol in your water will be enough to keep the dye from transferring to other fabrics. Dry in a low temperature dryer. This procedure will prevent any dye transfer when you wash your completed quilt. NotJustQuiltZ always has Synthrapol in a 4 oz. bottle for $2.95 each.
Last week, we gave you a few tips for preparing your quilt top for long arm quilting. Here are a few more tips to help you out:
Sometimes it happens that clients bring in beautiful quilt tops, but they have not been prepared in the best possible way for us to do the custom quilting on the long arm quilter.
Here are a few tips that can help you prepare your quilt before bringing it:
Check back next week for more tips!
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Check out our Gallery of New Arrivals! – Come see our newest line of unique fabrics. These marbled cotton fabrics from Quilting Treasures are wonderful! We bought 8 different colors so you would have a wide variety to choose from. And, rather than pay high prices for the hand-marbled fabrics that you see at the quilt shows, these fabrics are $12.95 per yard on good quality cotton. Check them out.