Greetings from Newfoundland, Canada! I am very new to quilting, and am anxious to learn from you all. There are so many products available, not to mention fabrics and patterns! I have a question---have any of you used fusible batting? It says there is a 3-5% shrinkage with the product. Could you wash it before using it, thus eliminating the potential shrinkage issue, or would that nullify the fusing ? I would appreciate any advice you could give. I am hoping to make a quilt for a double bed. (I think I have more nerve than brains Thanks!!