Wash Yardage Without Twisting and Raveling

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A Brilliant Tip for Pre-washing Yardage!

Do you prefer to pre-wash your fabric? If so, you may have struggled with washing yardage. Often it comes out of the washer and dryer a twisted mess with difficult-to-iron-out creases, significantly frayed edges, and knotted threads.

Carole from My Carolina Home has discovered a brilliant method for preparing yardage for washing that does away with those problems. She credits the idea to Mary Jane Holcomb.

Wash Yardage Without Twisting and Raveling

Open up the yardage and fold it accordion-style so the selvages are on the ends. Tuck the cut ends into the folds so they are protected.

Wash Yardage Without Twisting and Raveling

Then safety-pin the layers all together through the selvages and wash the bundle with a couple of towels. Voila! The fabric will come out of the washer and dryer without twisting and set-in creases. It may not even need to be pressed.

Learn more about Carole’s method in the article below.

Click here for the “A Brilliant Tip” article.


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