Do you compensate for shrinkage?
If you want your quilt to be a certain size, so you make it larger to compensate for the shrinkage?
I prewash all my fabrics, but not the batting. Most often I have use Warm & White - and only once the Warm & Natural.
I wash in warm, rinse in cold - delicate cycle in a front load so less water and no agitation. I dry on low - less dry setting. They shrink alot! I'm sure it is within the batting specs, and they have that wonderful, soft look, but they are smaller than I would like in some cases.
Is this something you just accept, or do you try to make the quilt 10% larger before washing?
I have a top ready to be put together- the pattern's finished size is right on the edge of acceptable, but not if it shrinks a huge amount.
How do you handle this?