I bought some really pretty and vibrant Christmas prints in deep reds, blues and greens plus a few ivory matching prints. This is the first time I will be using such dark colors so I know I should pre-wash (I have done 6 quilt tops so far and haven't pre-washed anything yet). I am wondering about the following:
Do you use your washing machine or just fill up the utility sink and do it by hand (the lady at my LQS mentioned she does it in her sink)?
What temperature do you use?
Do you use laundry soap or just water?
Do you dry on super hot or just regular temperature?
The LQS lady mentioned she likes to dry in the dryer just about 5 to 8 minutes and while it is still damp press. This sounds like a good idea.
Any other pointers?? I am doing Christmas quilts for my family as a surprise for Christmas so I have to be super covert in making these. Not sure I can pull off making 4 quilts without my kids or husband seeing but I'm going to try. My husband isn't very curious or very observant buy my daughter is very hard to pass something off under her nose!!