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From: DorothyL
Date: 03-25-2005, 12:57 PM (1 of 3)
What do you guys think?
I have some linen -- 100 percent very good quality -- and am going to make a shirt out of it.
I also have some cotton, again good quality.
The cotton has parrots on it and I want to cut a couple off and appliqué them on the linen.
Now here is my question -- does anyone think I might have problems with the two fibers shrinking differently over time.
Both will be prewashed in cold water and dried in the drier -- that's how the finished garment will be laundered too.
The birds are big -- 10 to 12 inches, so if the linen shrinks under them it would be a problem.
Should I wash the fabric again? Maybe in hot water?
Do you think there is just too much difference in the characteristics of the fabrics for this to be practical?
I'm just looking for some other thoughts on this.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: MaryW
Date: 03-25-2005, 01:24 PM (2 of 3)
I would wash and dry both twice more, then I wouldn't be afraid to applique.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: DorothyL
Date: 03-25-2005, 01:53 PM (3 of 3)
Yeah -- I'm thinking about spending some time in the laundry room this weekend.
I'll probably use hot water although I never wash regular laundry in hot water.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
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