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  1. What did I do wrong??? ​Using Lily's Sugar n Cream 100% cotton, I first made a 12 x 12 washcloth. Tossed it my eldest son and said 'see how you like it'. He liked it just fine but for the color running across the bottom of the bathtub. After being washed you could see just how much it had faded. But no shrinkage or other problems. Ok, search up how to set color, read 3 different ones and went with my own mix. (1 part epsom salt to 12 parts H2O and 12 parts white vinegar) or 1 tablespoon epsom salt to 3/4 cup water and 3/4 cup white vinegar. Water was cold. Let sit for 30 minutes and squeezed out, put the cotton items in the washer (already filled with cold water) (no soap) let the washer run the full cycle and popped items into the dryer with a dryer sheet. No sweat! I'm like going to have half a dozen market bags to take to the farmers market, use a few and maybe someone will say, 'hey, I need one of those!' and sell one or two. If not I have what I need for grocery shopping! Win, win either way...right? Maybe not!!!! When the dryer stopped I was MAD! All over all the bags were little balls of lint!! Ok, calm down, deep breath....sat down with one bag and gave it a GOOD shake--nothing. Run over the bag with a lint roller--a few came off. Started to pick them off one at a time AND....it was pulling on the yarn, leaving little tails everywhere!!!! My pretty market bags in 3 different styles all looked like they had been rolling around under the couch where the vacuum won't reach!!! True, I get to keep all of them for myself now, but....what the 'darning needle' happened????????
  2. Hi to all you crocheters out there, i havnt been on here for a couple of years and its great to see that it is STILL in FULL swing:clap:clap anyway im here because ive just got back into the hobby but wanted to know if you do sell your items, do you wash before selling or not? thanks in advance
  3. I'm trying to make a triangle-shaped inset to put in the back of a sewn vest. The fabric is a light, sort of stretchy knit. I know I should pre-shrink my cotton inset first, and try to get out any extra dye, but how should I block it? And wash it afterward? I already have similar store-made garments that I can just throw in the washer. Is there a way I can make this the same?
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