I'm not posting this to offend cat lovers but I think you should be aware of your quilts collecting fine cathair.When I quilt other peoples baby quilts I go over it with a  sticky roller to remove lint and needless to say I can always tell when the person has a cat,it is filled with fine  cathair.I would not want to give this as a gift to a baby without it being washed when it comes back from the quilter.People are probably not aware of this so maybe you would consider this.

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Comment by Sherrie Reese on September 1, 2012 at 10:30pm

i agree with washing the quilt when it is done. i recently bought a quilt (a cat pattern) at a craft show, when i looked it over at home i started to notice some cat hair in certain areas, and then i noticed some yellow spotting. i purchased it from an elderly person that has a cat and i thought it was new, unused, thank you Lord when i washed it all the soil came off! i paid too much for it. lesson learned.

Comment by Cheri Foster on August 28, 2012 at 11:34am

I wash all of my fabric first.  Molly (my dog) is not allowed in my sewing room, she can sit outside the door however.  I still completely dust mop and vacuum my floors before i start any work.  That is why I have engineered hardwood in my sewing room.  No carpet to catch hair (animal's or human's or pins) :)!!!

Comment by Riana Noyes on August 28, 2012 at 7:21am

It's not just cat's hair, but dog & people hair too. Let's not forget those with smokers in the house, and ...oh yeah, did we make currie last week?Everything I make gets checked for pins and washed:)

Comment by carla j walton on August 27, 2012 at 8:34pm

i am well aware of the cat hair.very well aware.anyone who owns a cat knows about that. LOL i actually sticky roller my fabric many times as i am making them, after they are made, after they are quilted etc.. and ones that go to someone else ... the cats don't go near them, i store them in a closed room. none the less they do get washed. i am aware some people have allergies to cats , so i am careful that my cats only get on my personal quilts and not that often even on them. also anyone who is lucky enough to get a quilt gift from me knows i have cats, i always make sure they know. but thank you for the info. some may not be tuned in:) 

Comment by viki hagan on August 27, 2012 at 4:22pm

pat, no worries, it takes a lot to offend me

Comment by patbruck on August 27, 2012 at 2:10pm

Viki,that was the main reason I posted what I did,make people aware of washing their quilt before giving it to a baby,I know a lot of people don't wash their quilt.I didn't mean to offend you but thought this might  give the non-washers something to think about.

Comment by viki hagan on August 27, 2012 at 1:50pm

I think most of us are fully aware of the fine cat hair.. it gets in everything we own after all.. but, if someone isn't, now they know. I would never give a baby quilt without washing it, even if I didn't own a cat, the chemicals used in the dyeing and finishing of the fabric would be reason enough for me.

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