I started a traditional Catherdral Windows with muslin for the backing and it is so relaxing hand sewing the windows. But, I started to think about washing it. The quilt is so much work if I am not going to like the look of the quilt after I wash it the first time I don't want to spend my time on it. I have searched the Net and here and I did find a suggestion to wash it only about once every 3 years. To any of you making or owning a traditional CW from muslin have you washed it and how well did it hold up to washings. My only alternative is to stop and make this as a table runner and wash it to see!