Do you always pre-wash fabric?
I know that I have always been taught to wash the fabric first before cutting out and sewing. Is this still the standard practice? I haven't sewn for a while and I just purchased some pretty new cotton prints for summer tops and hate to have them fade at all before I have even made them---even though I would wash in cold water. So what happens if you don't pre-wash? Does anyone here skip that? Hope this doesn't seem too silly of a question. :)