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!
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.
I've never minded the fabric prep, either. Its all part of this crazy obsession I have.
I too have bonded with my front loader. The "Delicate" cycle is fun to watch.
Well you know how I feel... Haha!Will never not prewash.
Oh, how we learn the hard way!
Of all the tedious sewing tasks, prewashing is the one I mind the least.
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.
I do exactly the same. Actually whatever I buy gets the pre wash as soon as it walks in the house.
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!
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!!
I like your thinking!
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,
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.
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!
I'm loving Wednesday Words Bunny!