I was wondering if anyone else had tried this. I saw a show on TV years ago about washing large pieces of fabric. The lady said to fold the fabric in a accordian style with the two edges of the salvage on opposite sides. Then to put large safety pins in along the salvage edges. This keeps it from twisting up as it washes and dries. I tried it for the first time yesterday, and it worked like a charm. I had a piece almost 7 yards long to wash. The salvage edges did not dry completely, but that was the only thing.