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.
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.
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.
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