But I had something happen that has confirmed that pre-washing is the way to go. Our guild is donating quilts to a Grace Children's Hospital in Haiti. When it is a quilt for a child, I love to wash them in Ivory Snow before they go out my door. Today I decided to get them all washed up. In the first load went......I had 11 to do, so wanted them in 2 loads. The first load was fine.
I started over. I left the quilt that ran in the basin and finished up the second load of quilts. The final load of the day was towels and they were red so I threw the quilt in with them. I watched the water like a hawk. The colour had quit running! Finally!!!!!
(If you are donating fabric to any organization, let them know whether you have pre-washed or not. Not only can colours run and sometimes completely ruin a quilt, but the shrinkage will be different too.)
These are all "under" quilts. They have batting in them. The rest will be made without so we are calling them "over" quilts.
Some are really, really colourful!
This pattern is called:.........Straight to the Point. We had a workshop last fall on how to make it. It was the simplest, easiest quilt I've made on point. The pattern is available here
Many, many thanks to the folks who donated these quilts............Sharon, Susan, Janet, Bev.