Sunday, March 16, 2014

52 Weeks Word Photo Challenge

Hi, welcome to this weeks photographs, I hope that you have had a great week!

I had  fun with this one, hope you did, and I wonder how you photographed it.

Without any further comment, I give you my "size" =

All new fabric as it comes off the bolt, has size in it.  It is a running discussion amongst quilters, as to whether one should wash quilting fabric to remove the size, before using the fabric, or leave it.

The size gives the fabric a stronger hand, making it a little easier to cut and piece. Others will argue that the chemicals sometimes used can be dangerous if breathed in, so everyone has their own opinion on the question.

I personally normally do not wash my new fabric, but only because I'm too lazy to wash and iron it before I use it, so I'm not getting involved either way!!

So add your link to the Mr Linky below, and let's see your "size".

Be back tomorrow night for our next week's word.


Diane-crewe said...

would not have thought of that use of the word xx I too am too lazy to pre-wash ... never found it to be a problem x

Moose-ings said...

Size matters in quilting! I used to pre-wash, but these days I just steam iron new fabric, does the same as washing, I think. Cool fabric!

Farm Gate Creations said...

Very clever Shaz, I'm far to impatient to wash and wait for my fabric to dry.