|The block in the worst condition of the 20 in the quilt.|
I will quilt over some parts of the new applique, like the original maker did. When the quilting has all been completed, I will gently rinse or wash the entire quilt and let it air dry. Hopefully the applique will wrinkle up a little bit to give it a softer older look. I want the old and the new to blend together.
Remember in an earlier blog I talked about the importance of pre-washing fabric? This is why.