The one thing that terrified me the closer I got to finishing the Double Wedding Ring, was washing it. I had to do it. I’ve been lugging it around for 25 years, 7 or 8 moves, 5 cats and a dog. Not to mention different marking pencils. The two things which concerned me about washing the quilt were:
- Would the seams hold up? — Some of the seams were iffy. Did I fix enough of them?
- Were the fabrics going to bleed? — I have no idea if I washed the fabrics when I bought them I usually did back then, but the piece I had for the binding didn’t look like it was washed.
So, to the laundry mat I went to use a very large (6 loads!) front loading washer. 3 Carbona Color Grabbers, a bit of Synthrapol and liquid All Free Clear in warm water. Fingers crossed.
No pink! Even the pink I spotted before washing it (Was it Diet Dr Pepper Cherry?) came out. I thought for a moment it was the NAVY on a couple of spots, but after the quilt came out of the dryer I couldn’t find them.
The quilt is back on the bed. A full picture would not show the quilting or the crinkling (not as much as I had hoped), so the picture above shows the quilting.
Oh, I haven’t found any seams which ripped out either.
The rest of the quilt story can be seen HERE.