I made a smallish diamond applique pillow the other week & have been flip flopping on washing it to see how the raw edges react. Well, I think I like it even better now. I know that rag quilts & such need that washing to get the fun fuzzy look, but I was still nervous to try it on my pillow. Why? Dunno. But I like it.
The backside was never quite lined up correctly, so I am not entirely sure if the cover shrunk. But I do not think so. Now I am left with the same question as the blue stripey pillows...to pre-wash or not to pre-wash. Which do you prefer? Washed or unwashed raw edges?