The good news is - my #curvykingfisherquilt is finished. The bad news is - when I pulled it out of the wash, I was immediately nauseous, because there was fluff everywhere!! I honestly thought it had somehow come completely apart in the washer.
Not counting the batting that’s still attached to the (outside of the) quilt, I collected a full handful from the machine.
It’s much worse on the back, but there’s still quite a bit of batting poking through the front too. But none came through the pink striped sheet. My husband thinks it’s coming through the fabric itself. But it’s definitely worse at stitches.
What. The. Heck?!
I’m not even sure what batting I used - I think it was 50/50 wool and cotton. But it could have been an 80/20 cotton poly. I also think it was the last of a 9 yard bolt but I’m not sure. If so - what other quilts is this in?? Are they finished and washed - if so they’re ok.... I often note that type of things in blog posts, but I haven’t posted as much in the past few years and I can’t find a single quilt on my blog that mentions this batting.
I’m scared that I used the same batting in my dad’s quilt, but I’m not sure. 😖 I have kept zero records of #lovebuildsahomequilt besides what I’ve posted here on IG.
I did wash this on regular instead of gentle since there’s no hand quilting, and did an extra rinse because I added more detergent than I normally would because of all of the starch. So maybe the extra spin in washer is the culprit?
Will this quilt continue to spill its guts??
I am sooo glad this is just a quilt for my family, but still it makes me sick. Especially since I’m not sure exactly what went wrong...
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