In the political arena, everyone seems to count on polls to determine the way things will turn out. In the quilting arena, polls are just for fun. I don’t know how to put in a real poll that will tally the actual results but if you reply I will tally them and perhaps post a results later. It is fun to read everyone’s comments about things. I gained a lot of insight about the cream/grey/neutral thread issue. SO, here’s the poll.
Do you wash your fabric before you piece it for quilting?
Please explain why yes or why no.
I, personally, always wash my fabric, unless it is going to be part of a raggedy blanket in which case I have to wait to wash it so that it frays later. OR, if it is a set of charms that would just ravel until nothing is left if I washed it. I don’t mind cutting off the threads and I don’t mind pressing it before I cut it. I just like to know that it is washed and that I don’t have to worry about the color bleeding out later. Just my humble opinion. What do you more experienced quilters out there think? (And believe me, anyone with more than three weeks worth of experience with quilting is more experienced than me!)