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Preshrunk cotton batting - help please!

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feelingfull Thu 11-Oct-12 10:38:01

I bought some cotton batting to make some placemats.

I don't think that it's preshrunk.

Please can someone tell me how to preshrink? Washing machine? On what temp?

Thank you!

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Thu 11-Oct-12 10:46:39

My dd put hers to soak in the bath, tepid water and used a small amount of liquid detergent ( one suitable for delicates) . She rinsed it again in tepid water and gently squeezed the water out and then hung it over the bath on an airer to dry.


feelingfull Thu 11-Oct-12 11:41:27

And how on earth do you remember your nickname!!

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Thu 11-Oct-12 11:57:51

I need to change it, i have been around here long enough now!!

lljkk Thu 11-Oct-12 12:31:54

Think I machine washed mine at 30 (I wash everything at 30). We've been using the resulting quilt for months without problems, washed again, etc.

HappyTurquoise Thu 11-Oct-12 16:42:58

Whatever temperature you want the finished pieces to be washed at, wash at that temperature or higher. I usually put things in the washing machine at 40 degrees to preshrink, then recommend 30 degree wash (if selling/giving away).

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