Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wednesday Words




"I HATE pre-washing with a fiery passion! How cruel to be excited to make something just to stare at the washing machine and dryer beforehand ugh!!!!! ".............from Tara A. on Facebook


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  1. Dito - nothing soaks up the creative juices more!......and I have never been burned by a process not done more than NOT pre-washing!!!! The Pre-Washing gremlin will get you every time!

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  2. Just installed our new washer, a frontloader with a glass door. My old one did not have a viewing window and I found myself standing there watching things go round. So silly but fun. Wish I had my stash unpacked so I could wash fabric to prepare for a new project.

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    1. I've never minded the fabric prep, either. Its all part of this crazy obsession I have.

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    2. I too have bonded with my front loader. The "Delicate" cycle is fun to watch.

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  3. Well you know how I feel... Haha!

    Will never not prewash.

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  4. Of all the tedious sewing tasks, prewashing is the one I mind the least.

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  5. I even pre-shrink interfacings and hang them on wire hangers ready to be used. Learned my lesson years ago when my interfacing shrunk horribly and ruined the front edges of a linen blouse. Even fusible interfacing can be pre-shrunk in a tub of hot water and left to drip on a wire hanger until dry.

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    1. I do exactly the same. Actually whatever I buy gets the pre wash as soon as it walks in the house.

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  6. Yup, I also wash everything washable as soon as I get home, and put it away prewashed. Then I never have to wait. Mind you I never buy, take home and sew. No time and I always like some ponder time so this works for me!

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  7. oh I love washing! Mainly because I have categorized that as a chore - and what other chore gives you free time while the machine does the work? It's all about using the correct mental gyration!!

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  8. In our house wash water gets reused to water plants so I never begrudge the need to do wash and will even schedule prewashing if things are hot and dry. Fabric goes in; water comes out; I water vines, drink coffee and read blogs. If it has been raining, wash day simply gets delayed,

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  9. I have fabric and trim in the washer as I write this. I always, always, always prewash, even the interfacings as Mrs M mentions. I pay too much money and spend too much time on sewing for all garments to be ruined by not preaching.

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  10. on the line today a beautiful mauve and grey silk, a red Japanese floral and a vintage rayon in sunshine yellow getting ready for some summer sewing!!! And unfortunately sometimes I just put it away after buying, if only I hadn't I would be sewing NOW!

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  11. I'm loving Wednesday Words Bunny!

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