My fabric for the Postage Stamp Quilt Along arrived yesterday!
Despite all advise to the contrary, I spent my “creative time” this afternoon prewashing these strips. I prewash just about all fabric that comes into the house, but it gets iffy when the fabric is pre-cut. But since I’m using fabrics from two different manufacturers, I was concerned that the shrink rates would be different (in the past, when using pre-cut strips, I’d piece the strips and then wash the results before continuing – this works if all the strips are from the same manufacturer). And those rich purples… they were bound to bleed a bit. So, I grouped them by color and soaked them in warm water for 10 minutes. The purples bled, as did the blues, so I think I made the right choice.