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Important Fabric Laundering Instructions
Important Fabric Laundering Instructions
by Spring Blossom Creations

Prewashing all new fabrics (yard goods, or precut patches)before using them in a quilt ensures that there will be no uneven shrinkage and no transfer of colors when the quilt is laundered.

Unfold all fabric before putting it into the washing machine.

Wash light colored fabrics in lukewarm water with a phosphate free detergent.

Soak dark colored fabrics individually in cold water for at least half an hour to set the dyes and then machine wash in cold water with a phosphate free detergent.

Tumble fabrics almost dry, then remove them from the dryer and press with an iron. To avoid wrinkling, do not put more than six yards of fabric in the dryer at one time.

Precut samples or kit pieces should not be machine washed and dried. Being careful not to overhandle, separate these pieces into piles of same-colored patches, and preshrink them by soaking in cold water. If color bleeds, repeat until water runs clear. Place patches on toweling or white paper towels to dry.

For satisfactory results, please follow the above instructions before using these fabrics. Quilts made with both light and dark colored fabrics, should only be washed in cold water.

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