Wash new curtains prior to hanging?
The curtains are a linen blend (55% linen, 45% viscose); the tag says "professional dry clean only". The sheers are 35% cotton, 65% polyester; the tag says machine wash cool, line dry.
I am thinking of washing only the sheers and letting them hang to dry while we install the rods, but I'm wondering how to pre-treat the linen-blend curtains other than giving them the iron treatment.
Do you always pre-wash new curtains, or just touch them up with an iron? Any recommendation for washing the linen blend -- i.e. do they really need professional dry cleaning?