Do I need to dry clean before sewing?
I'm making two long box cushions for built in benches in my sunroom. The fabric I will be using is from the home decor section and like most fabric in that section is dry clean only. I pre-wash everything before sewing but I'm wondering if you should do the same with dry clean only fabric? I tried washing a small piece to see if I could get away with throwing it in the washer instead, but it did pucker somewhat. I would prefer not to have to dry clean before as that will be an added expense and I don't dry clean anything.