To call me a “domestic goddess” would be a huge stretch! The kitchen and laundry room came with the house, or I might have forgotten to add them! So I try to do things the easiest way in both those rooms, to be out of them and back to sewing and quilting as soon as possible.
This time I had four one yard pieces of fabric to prepare for a patchwork jacket, and thought I’d pass on how I did it.
First I cut all corners on the diagonal. It reduces thread fraying a lot!
I washed all four pieces with a color-catcher sheet that you can get at the grocery store. Though I don’t always prewash my fabrics for a quilt, I do for a garment that will be washed when it’s finished and worn. If a color really bleeds, I wash it a few times separately and soak it in Retayne
I put them in the dryer for 5 minutes, then took them out and smoothed them out on the ironing board, one on top of the other, getting rid of wrinkles.
Then I lifted each layer and sprayed it with Best Press, smoothed out that section again, and pressed all the layers. I moved them over, sprayed each again, smoothed them out again, and pressed. On this size piece, I rearranged and sprayed three times, and all the fabrics were pressed nicely! Now on to the fun part!
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