Monthly Archives: February 2016

How to Keep Fabrics From Fading

It’s an age-old question: Do I prewash my fabrics, or not?keep fabrics from fading

In addition to getting any shrinkage out of the way before you sew with the fabric, prewashing can keep dark fabric dyes (blacks, reds, and purples) from bleeding onto lighter-colored fabrics.

Fortunately, there are several natural remedies to help fabric colors stay bright when laundered. To keep fabrics from fading in the wash, follow these simple steps for using some common items from around your house!

Don’t let those brilliant hues escape your fabrics, especially if you’ve already invested hours into stitching up completed projects, like a garment or quilt.

Here are a few natural methods to keep fabrics from fading:

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What’s the Difference Between a Bath Towel and a Bath Sheet?

bathtowelsAre bath towels and bath sheets interchangeable?

While they have the same function, they’re not the same thing. So what’s the difference between a bath towel and a bath sheet?

The simple answer is that a bath sheet is larger than a bath towel. Most bath towels measure a minimum of 27 inches by 54 inches, although some better towels can measure 30 inches by 60 inches.

In comparison, a  bath sheet can measure anywhere from 30 inches by 64 inches to 40 inches by 70 inches, depending on the manufacturer. A bath sheet provides more than twice the surface area of a bath towel.

The size difference makes bath towels less expensive than bath sheets, but each item has its own purpose and advantages.

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