Just don't understand why people are so afraid to wash/dry the quilts they make. Think about the the stitches in that sucker. How can it fall apart? I tell everyone I give a quilt to that is should be washed and dried like it was a towel and to add towels to balance the load.
I always wash/dry before giving away. Washing makes the quilting pop and I can see if I missed an area.Oh, and I dry it completely in the drier! Never an issue.