Tuesday Tutorial: Fabric Preparation, To Wash or Not to Wash

Blog image Tuesday Tutorial: Fabric Preparation, To Wash or Not to Wash

Welcome to our Tuesday Tutorial, where our experts give you a free quilting lesson each week!

Over the last few weeks we’ve gone over pressing basics, anaccurate 1/4″ seam allowance, rotary cutting basics, and basic quiltmaking supplies. Today, we’ll review a commonly debated question: whether or not to prewash our quilting fabrics.

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fabric prep Tuesday Tutorial: Fabric Preparation, To Wash or Not to WashIn this free McCall’s Quilting University video lesson, Kathy Hannah discusses the pros and cons of washing fabric before use in quilting. She’ll show you an easy way to test color fastness of fabric, and tips for preparing fabric for the washing machine. Did you know there are specific times when you’ll want to be sure to prewash your fabrics, as well as times when you’ll want to be sure not to prewash your fabrics?

You’ll learn lots of valuable tips from Kathy, and you may wish to print out the summary web page for easy reference.

Increase your quilting skills one video at a time…click here to watch this week’s FREE Tuesday Tutorial video lesson on fabric preparation.

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  1. Pressing Basics
  2. Accurate 1/4″ Seam Allowances
  3. Rotary Cutting Basics
  4. Basic Quiltmaking Supplies

Enjoy!

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