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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Halloween Doorknocker Continued

Halloween Doorknocker 1
Originally uploaded by Kitty And Me.
I started embellishing this yesterday afternoon. Still have a way to go on it but I should have some time for it shortly.

I was asked about washing crazyquilts. I would say no to washing and no to dry cleaning. Many of the fabrics I use are dryclean only but many of the hand dyed threads I use are not dry cleanable nor are they washable.

The best way to clean a crazyquilt is to use your vacuum cleaner hose. Put a piece of cheesecloth or a nylon stocking over the end of the hose and secure with a rubberband. Don't drag the hose over your fabrics but rather, using the lift and move method and carefully work over small areas at a time. Since crazyquilts aren't utility pieces, they only thing you really have to worry about is dust and vacuuming them will take care of that.

1 comment:

patternnuts said...

thank you for answering :)

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