General Applique Tips
-Wash first-I stitch the ends of each side (not the top and bottom), so it won't pull open. Wash using heavy duty cycle with a towel to agitate it more. Use soap, fabric softener and cold water. Before putting it in the dryer, cut off the loose threads. If it is not soft enough (it probably will be), repeat.
-Buy a little extra as it may come slightly apart as you cut and sew.
-You will need to trim the applique to size after washing. I suggest deciding on a pattern and trim it to size.
-Do not remove the backing because it will fall apart.
-It has already been washed several time during the batik process.
-Gentle cold wash, and machine dry. You can decide if you want to give it a quick iron.
-It has been prewashed. Gentle cold wash, and machine dry. You can decide if you want to give it a quick iron.