Bleeding Fabrics

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How can I prevent shrinking and ´bleeding´ of fabrics?

Bleeding Fabrics

Always pre-wash fabrics before you sew. To keep them from "bleeding", wash fabrics in a little laundry soap, a cup of vinegar and a generous handful of salt. Put vinegar, not fabric softener, in the rinse water. Fabric softener prevents applique backing and iron-on interfacing from sticking.



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