Sunday, December 8, 2013
Wool Batting, The Outcome
Back in September, I made 2 posts on my debate regarding how to launder the first quilt that I had ever used wool batting for. Opinions were mixed and even the outcome of my experiments were inconclusive. I finished the quilting last night and washed it on a standard warm/cold cycle and dried on delicate/low. I will advise the recipient to use a delicate wash cycle though since my old machine agitation is pretty limited. Because I was concerned that the shrinkage might be un-even, I serged the edges before washing but waited to bind it..
I am very glad that the outer border was tightly quilted since the puffy sections would have created a wavy, wonky outer border (I think).