• Fat quarters for quilting: should you pre-wash?

    Date: 2010.10.10 | Category: fabric, quilt | Tags: ,,,,,

    I guess not, based on this experience.  At least not in a washing machine/dryer.

    I know for garment sewing, you really, really do need to pre-wash fabric (or calculate shrinkage).  And yes, I’ve heard of hemming fabric before you wash it (and even done it, for a few precious fabrics). But fat quarters? They’re so small, I thought hemming before washing was a bit other the top.

    So what do you do in quilting? Not worry?  Maybe I should have cut with pinking sheers?

    By the way, no sympathy needed: I don’t mind detangling and they’re all separate and neatly folded now.