Monday, March 21, 2016

Washing and ironing..........

I always wash my African fabrics because some of them are really stiff and lots of them have gold printed on them.  I want to know how they hold up after washing.  I had participated in another trade and also purchased a few new pieces last year and hadn't washed any of them in addition to my new bounty that I received in trade on Saturday.  I divided them by color groups into 3 loads.  When the second load went into the dryer I started ironing the first load.  I have most of the third load left to iron today.  In the photo are all of the 5" squares.  I threw them into the washer too and none of them raveled.

7 comments:

Beth-near Louisville KY! said...

Some of those look so fun! I am curious hat is the weigh of the fabrics?

Mary said...

Very nice assortment. You are going to have fun!

Gene Black said...

When you prewash fabrics, do you do anything to them prior to tossing them into the machine?
I rarely prewash, but some fabrics just need it.

Needled Mom said...

It looks and sounds like they did well in the wash. Have fun with them.

patty a. said...

Nice trade! I am interested to see what you make with these.

Debbie said...

I think I have some I can contribute to this stack.....part of the "uglies" I put aside from my daughter's estate sale finds...lol. But you always turn them into unusual beauties.

Cathy said...

I love African fabrics too and even did an African themed crazy quilt about 8 years ago. I still have a binful of leftovers and seeing your posts makes me want to do another African quilt. I guess a first step is to get them out and fondle/sort what I have!