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I bought some really cute fat quarters at a local quilt ship to use for outers. I cut the first one yesterday, then realized that I forgot to prewash. Should I try it, or is it a waste of time?
 

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It can't hurt to try it. What will you have lost, right? It will shrink though because it's probably 100% cotton.
 

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Will the diaper end up all wonky because the outer layer shrunk and the inner layers didn't?
 

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It might make it wonky.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"> To cut down on fraying, you can wash the cut piece in a lingerie bag.
 

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What fabric did you use on the outside?
 

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I've got micro cut for the inner, with diaper flannel for a hidden layer.<br><br>
Maybe I'll wash the woven in a bag (great idea!) and then just trim everything to the size of what's left.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It says right in your OP that you used the quarters for the ouside. And I knew that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> Glad you seemed to take my question to mean "what did you use for the INSIDE." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
I'd give it a wash anyway. It will shrink and may be a little wonky but you won't know how bad it is until you try. Maybe it will still work. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I washed it and dried it, and it hardly frayed at all! I probably won't even have to trim the other layers to fit. Thanks, mamas!
 
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