I have read on some blogs, and I can't remember which ones, but after a quilt has been completely finished it has been washed before it's been given away.
I have never washed mine, mine have always been given in 'brand new' condition however, I used to always wash everything before I started a quilt.. The staff at my local quilting store are not fussed about washing the fabric before making a quilt either.
I wonder if the washing of a quilt after it is finished helps to 'puff' the fabric up a bit?
What do you girls do? Do you wash the fabric before cutting and sewing, or do you wash the entire quilt once it is all finished? Or maybe you don't do either?
I'd love your feedback on this!