Surprisingly, my UPS Man was able to make his way into our snowy neighborhood this morning to deliver a package. These delivery men are far braver than I am! I watched him slip and slide down my driveway as he left leaving me with a box of colorful fabric to make a MixTape Quilt.
Before knitting there was quilting in my life. I have not quilted in a decade but when I saw this Mixtape Quilt on Oh Fransson’s blog it made me smile and awakened a love for a bygone hobby in me. I thought it would be fun to make this quilt and so I am going to give it a try.
The fabric has been pre-washed using cold water on my washing machine’s gentlest setting. Now the fat quarters are tumble drying on low.
Quilters have mixed opinions about whether or not to wash fabric before use. I chose to prewash because it helps to prevent uneven shrinkage in the finished quilt. I’m also a little concerned that there might be bleeding in the finished quilt the very first time it is washed. However, the fabric that I’m using in this quilt is a higher quality fabric so the likelihood of bleeding or uneven shrinkage is fairly low but I’m not taking any chances!
Off to take these colorful fat quarters out of the dryer and iron them while they are damp, I have a smile on my face………….