Hello, I am still a novice at quilting, but I have a question. The first quilting class I ever took taught me to always prewash the fabric. I just returned to quilting after completing my post graduate work, and I just took a class making a carpenters star wall hanging and the teacher said she never prewashes and she like the way the fabric handled better when not washed. Then I just read on the blog that it should be prewashed, then ironed and starched. Could someone please clear this up? I am planning on starting the first of at least 4 full sized quilts (one for me and the others for my kids) and would like to have them turn out well and be nice for the kids for a long time.
Thanks in advance.