Hi everyone - Normallly I do not wash my fabrics before I make a quilt and have had no problems with that approach. I am concerned about batik fabrics though and am about to work on first batik quilt. I hear they shrink and bleed. I bought a pattern that require Bali pops, which are precut 2 1/2 inch strips. I'm worried if I wash the strips that the will fray and get smaller. Any thoughts on this? I'd appreciate any input I can get.