I know I talked a lot about it yesterday, but I thought I’d show you all the final version of my five (but now six, since it took me until this morning to finish the binding) day quilt.

scrap squares finished!

Introducing, Scrappy Squares!

quilted lines

I’ve got to say, that I was so nervous about putting this in the wash. I’m not typically a fabric prewasher, but I’ve been burned before with some of the red prints in this quilt. Instead of washing before I sewed them, I rinsed them in cold water after piecing, let them air dry until they were nearly dry, and then I ironed them with a hot iron. I was still pretty worried that I’d have some running, but it turned out great. I couldn’t have been happier.

(And after some thought about it, I decided to list Scrappy Squares in my Etsy shop.)

5 Thoughts on “scrappy squares

  1. Peach on June 17, 2010 at 11:52 pm said:

    You may want to buy some dye magnets to put in with it. They are like dryer sheets but thicker and absorb any excess dye in the wash.
    Shout makes one called the Color Catcher. I haven’t used it with a quilt (though I wish I had…the sailboats turned pink…long story). . . but I have stuck them in when washing new dark jeans for the first time and they worked well.

  2. It looks wonderful! I’ve not used color catchers before, but I usually throw a capful of Synthrapol in with the first wash. So far, so good. In any case, it’s a real beauty!

  3. I’ve used Color Catcher and it seems to do the job. I was concerned about red bleeding, too, but it stayed put:)
    Love the binding on this quilt!

  4. WOW, love your quilt!

  5. OMG, that is gorgeous! What an awesome design. That one’s going on the “to do” list. Beautiful (and very patriotic!)

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