2 Jan 2013

Welcome 2013

Hello everyone, how are you all! Did you survive the holiday season?
We did alright. Had a lovely time spent with family.
 
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My daughter asked me to wash the vogeltjes quilt (birds quilt) for her.
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 I made this applique quilt for her (finish in 2000) as a gift
normally it hangs on the wall of her living room.
 
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but now it's waiting on a pile.
until i've gathered enough courage to wash it
 
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you see....this quilt is never ever washed before.
I even didn't pre-wash the fabric before it became a quilt!
 
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My worst fear....
 bleeding colors and shrinkage
 
I know many of you machine wash a quilt
and that is also what i like to do.
Just hope it turns out oké..
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Maybe you have some advice for me??
Until then i'll keep you posted.
Groeten, Corry

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23 comments:

  1. Oh wat is hij toch mooi. Ik ben nog maar een beginner, maar lees steeds over colordoekjes, die heb ik dus alvast maar gekocht!!!! Ik ga binnenkort rode stofjes voorwassen met deze doekjes of misschien doe ik hett och maar op de hand!
    Is er een patroon van de vogeltjesquilt? Ik zou hem zo graag maken!

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  2. De Dylon color catcher doekjes werken echt perfect. Dat voorkomt in ieder geval het doorlopen van kleuren.

    Groetjes,

    Petra

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  3. Prachtige quilt! Mijn quilts was ik de eerste keer altijd met 1 kilo zout en dan géén wasmiddel toevoegen, je kunt wel enkele color catch doekjes toevoegen voor de zekerheid.
    Succes en groeten, Wilma

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  4. Color catch doekjes gebruiken...en een paar schietgebedjes?

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  5. Oh dear! What a piece of art that quilt is. GORGEOUS!!! I understand you being nervous about washing it... Why not just bring it to a dry cleaner? I think I would. Bleeding I doubt but shrinkage can be a risk. Good luck with whatever you choose to do. It might do well in a gentle and low temperature washing machine aswell and hang to dry.

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  6. Hallo, ik las je vraag. Wij van DH&W raden nooit aan aan quilt te wassen waar sitsen in zitten. De sitsen zouden dan namelijk hun glans verliezen en dat is hartstikke zonde. Het beste is: stomerij! Succes!

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  7. Oh my goodness!!!! Good luck- no tips I'm afraid but it is such a beautiful quilt.... My fingers are crossed for you! Happy 2013! X

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  8. I was going to suggest color catchers but it looks like someone did in Dutch? That is a beautiful quilt! Is it an original pattern?

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  9. ruth@rutherupp.com3 January 2013 04:25

    Add 1 cup of salt OR 1/2 cup vinegar to cold water and let quilt soak for about 15 minute, then wash gently in cold water. The salt or vinegar prevents bleeding. I looked this up on several computer "search engines" such as Google (if you are familiar with that) and read up on preventing fabric colors from bleeding in the wash. I hope this helps you. I have used salt myself several years ago washing new fabrics and never had a problem.

    Ruthie (from Minnesota, USA)

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  11. Wat een schitterende quilt is dat! Geen wonder dat je nerveus bent om 'm te wassen. Ik krijg ook iedere keer buikpijn als ik een quilt was. Zeker nadat mijn eerste quilt na de derde keer wassen ineens gekrompen bleek! AAAAAHH Ik heb wel wat tips voor je. Ik was quilts op een koud wolwasprogramma (15 graden)en droog ze gewoon aan het rek. Voor felle quilts heb je van die geweldige Color Catcher doekjes (gewoon bij Appie Hein te koop). En dan maar voor de wasmachine liggen te wachten tot je kunt kijken of er niets is gebeurd......SUCCES!

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  12. a very happy new year to both of you!
    good luck washing your daughter's quilt. fingers crossed no colour runs!

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  13. Je hebt alle tips al gehad dus SUCCES dan maar.... groetjes Paula

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  14. Wat een schitterende quilt !
    succes met het wassen er van.

    Wens jullie een heel gelukkig 2013 !

    groetjes
    trudette

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  15. Colour catcher if you are worried and a really short programme on the machine- the fabrics should be fine, modern fabrics are much less likely to shrink, but your wadding may shrink a bit,depending what sort you used, so the quilt may look more wrinkly and aged as a result.

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  16. Always worry myself that it wont look the same as it did when i put it ,your quilts are gorgeous too xxx

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  17. Inderdaad colour doekjes bij je quilt!

    Succes en een creatief nieuwjaar!

    Evelyne

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  18. Yo los lavo en la lavadora , con un buen detergente y un buen suavizante, lavado en frio , quedan estupendos, las labores siempre las lavo asi y no se me estropearon nunca, y nunca meto otra prenda con ninguna labor , espero le sirva , un saludo desde ESPAÑA.

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  19. Very very very nice quilt! I love it!

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  20. Very, very, very nice quilt! I love it!!

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    With love from California, Amy

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Thank you :)
Groeten, Heleen en Corry

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