Daily Archives: June 3, 2016




A Reason to Launder


Here is the reason that I launder each quilt that I make before it leaves the house.   I would hate to have recipient get a quilt and then have problems.    These quilt squares were made from fabrics that were already squares which makes them difficult to preshrink, so that didn’t happen.   IMG_4650

They frayed more than a quarter inch in places.   I’m not sure if this was because of the fabric shrinking or if they were just fabrics that fray a lot.   I have made more than a hundred quilts and never had this happen.IMG_4651

So I pulled the fabric back  under and hand sewed the various places that came apart.   Next week sometime, I will go back over all the seams where the square meets the yellow as that is the place they pulled apart, using a several step zigzag.   That should hold them.   I just didn’t have time to do it today.   (there was more work outside to be done)

As far as the blog is concerned, the quilt is finished, but I want to make absolutely certain no one else gets a bad surprise.