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From: magequilts
Date: 09-20-2006, 11:24 PM (1 of 5)

I'm making a shoulder cover with fleece and want to add a cotton trim. Does anyone know if the prewashed cotton will make the fleece twist or move after washing??

Thanks for your help.

User: magequilts
Member since: 09-07-2006
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From: MaryW
Date: 09-25-2006, 10:57 AM (2 of 5)
I don't know why it would twist or curl. Maybe if you have the cotton stretched it would ripple.
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From: magequilts
Date: 09-26-2006, 02:56 PM (3 of 5)
Thanks for your reply. I enjoy reading the questions and answers from the other users.

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From: Je vous aime
Date: 09-26-2006, 08:05 PM (4 of 5)
Hi Marge, I have made many baby blankets with fleece on one side and cotton baby prints on the other. Also have made Pro football throws with team color fleece on one side and material with the "Patriots" print on the other. My grown sons love them as I also did the "Red Sox" blankets. They wash well and you shouldn't have any problem with them. Good Luck.
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From: plrlegal
Date: 09-26-2006, 11:00 PM (5 of 5)
The only other thing I would add is you might want to wash your cotton fabric and dry it so that the shrinkage is taken care of before you sew it with the fleece as 100% cotton shrinks when it is washed and dried and the fleece doesn't.

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