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From: Sabrena
Date: 03-04-2007, 01:26 PM (1 of 3)
Hello. I have made 5 quilts so far. So I'm sure if I am still a newbie or not. But I have some flannel I want to use for a rag quilt. I have washed and dried it once so far. I have gotten different suggestions on how many times to wash/dry flannel before you start cutting it for a quilt. My feeling since it is a rag quilt once is plenty. So I would appreciate any suggestions you might have.

Thanks for your help. :smile:
Sabrena Quilter from Seattle
User: Sabrena
Member since: 03-04-2007
Total posts: 3
From: Mom of Six
Date: 03-04-2007, 01:35 PM (2 of 3)
I agree for a rag quilt once should be enough. If you were blending it with other fabrics that will shrink differently I would wash it 2 or 3 times.
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From: esrun3
Date: 03-04-2007, 07:02 PM (3 of 3)
I agree with Barb, altho if you have a serger and decide to just make simple receiving blankets you don't need to wash it at all. But..since you are cutting squares and putting them together, I'd certainly prewash. once is enough for a rag quilt. A few more times if it would be put together as a "regular" quilt.
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