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Old afghan Aida cloth
Thu, Jul 15, 2021 11:24 AM
Posted by Cheryl P.
I have a 30 year old, unused Aida cloth afghan. It seems very rough and scratchy for a baby. Could this be due to its age?
  • Reply from C. Seney
    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 6:45 AM
    If you have not stitched the design yet, do not wash it. Aida cloth usually is sold with a stiffening agent to help make it easier to work with. After you have stitched your design, wash it, and that should make it a little softer. Although I usually will stitch my designs and then put them together like a quilt after I have washed them. So Aida cloth with design, thin all-cotton batting, and cotton quilters fabric. Then add double-fold binding around the blanket. I hope this helps. Go to top