Today's lesson is on prep work. Now I'm going to be honest...this is not a "rule" I always follow but I am REALLY trying to be better about it. I know it's a total pain, but you really should wash your fabric before sewing! I know, I know...I can hear you protesting (I'm protesting too!!!), but it's really the "right" thing to do. My new rule is that when I bring fabric home it goes straight to the wash so that when inspiration strikes it's ready.
When you come home from the fabric store you are given this beautiful stack of crisp new fabric that looks like this:
So...after a spin in the washer and dryer you get a lovely ball of fabric like this:
So what do you do next?
And when you're done you get a beautiful pile of fabric that closely resembles your first stack.