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Old 07-19-2010, 10:44
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Default Do you wash or not wash (your fabric)

For those of you that make clothing to sell at your shows do y'all prewash your fabric? I want to make a few pillowcase dresses for some of my shows to see how they will sell. A gazillion years ago when I used to offer a few cute little skirts and dresses in my booth I prewashed all my fabric, however at a craft show I attended last week I was looking in a booth that had darling kids clothing and I noticed her fabric had not been washed. Is this normal? I LOVE the look of fabric off the bolt with all the sizing in looks so crisp, but even in today's world of modern "stuff", some fabric can and does shrink or do funny things . I always iron and use spray sizing after I wash my fabric and it looks nice...but I am wondering if I'm am being OCD about this. I don't want my customers to be surprised after the first washing...KWIM???? So do you wash or not wash????
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