I pre-washed some fabric for the first time last night (for a swap that requires it) and have some quesitons for everyone:
- What can I do to stop the sides from fraying? I've read about clipping corners, zig-zag, washing on gentle... is there anything else? I lost a good 1/2 inch of fabric from fraying... I can't imagine what it would do to a fat quarter. :(
- If I use starch when I press the fabrics after drying, will they regain their crispness (one of the reasons I never have prewashed is that I really like the crispness of the fabric when piecing).
- Would just soaking the fabric count as washing for a swap?
Thank you in advance for your wisdom! :)