I am planning a block of the month/ free style Dear Jane type quilt with various blue batiks (virtually all of them Hoffman) and Moda Bella Solid white as my background fabric.
I am going to color bleed test the darker pieces but otherwise don't plan on prewashing (they are mostly fat quarters). I've read that batiks are made using very hot water so they don't ever shrink once we purchase them (not sure this is true--I would only wash this quilt in warm water with cold rinse). I haven't worked with any Moda bella solids yet so I don't have a point of reference on whether it will shrink or not. Can batiks and non-batik fabrics be mixed together in a quilt if they are not prewashed? Any advice or experiences you can share would be very helpful.