and before we forget . . . the folks at cotton + steel included a lovely fabric care note with each bolt. in case the photo isn’t clear, it reads:
Fabric Washing Instructions
The dyes used in these fabrics are reactive dyes; therefore, colors are stable and will not release any excess dye. Pre-washing fabric is not necessary.
If you choose to prewash, wash in cold water and damp dry. Complete the drying process by air drying. This washing and drying method will retain the finish of the fabric and will meet the standard of quilters who do not want to prewash fabrics, and those who do.