I'm getting ready to start selling quilts and need some advice from y'all. I've been washing the pieces and drying them in my dryer. they pucker up. This is ok on the more traditional styles, but it just doesn't look right on the more contempory ones.
What can I do to reduce the puckering? I tried dry cleaning; that helped a little. Am I pulling my quilting stitches too tight? The backing is unbleached muslin..it shrinks, but in a 48x48 quilt, that only comes out as 1.5 inches across the 48" width...it has to be more than that.
Do you folks iron your quilts when you're finished? This is driving me nuts. Thanks for any help y'all can offer