All the stash building I've been doing since May and I haven't washed anything yet. Except the vide grenier fabrics which always get washed as they smell musty.
Now I'm building up enough for my new niece's quilt, I really do need to get piecing (more on that soon).
In the meantime, the days are hot and are ideal for washing and hanging the fabrics on the line.
Trouble is, I'm not at all sure how to go about it. So I'm going to show you photos of what needs washing and ask you to tell me what should be washed with what.
First off is this lot. I'm going to split the darks from the lights and add to piles from ....
.... this lot.
Again, split the lights from the darks and split again, making a glorious pile of pink fabric!
However, the next photo is the problem.
The solids I can sort. No problem. Apart from not wanting to untie them from their oh so pretty piles.
It's the batiks. It says on the label "hand wash only". The fabric is quite thick and I think will withstand a quick 30° wash. I'll split them up into lights and darks, but am worried that they will run and I'll loose the pattern.
I'd take a chance, but the fabrics are so gorgeous I am dreading it!
Most of the pinks are going into my niece's quilt, which will get A LOT of washing.
Should I chance it?
Answers on a postcard please!
Next post will be photo of photo of proposed quilt. I love it!
Sorry - meant to mention I have loads of Color Catchers.