Fabric is dyed in 2-yard pieces. Cherrywood makes every effort to send the total amount in the largest pieces available from the same dye-lot. Any order over 2 yards will come in multiple pieces.
Cherrywood fabrics have been pre-washed twice with Synthrapol and preshrunk. It has been washed a minimum of four times and dried in a hot dryer before it is sold to you. Be sure to pre-shrink any other fabrics that you are combining with Cherrywood in a project.
We encourage you to prewash all of your Cherrywood in a full load of WARM or COLD water with 2 teaspoons of Synthrapol. If you see a large amount of colour in the rinse water, a second wash may be necessary. Synthrapol keeps those released dyes from reattaching onto other fabrics.
Wash finished projects in Synthrapol in COLD water for the first several times. Complete the COLD cycle. This is a good practice to ensure the dyes behave.
Remove fabric from dryer when slightly damp and press with a dry iron. If dry, lightly mist with water and iron to remove wrinkles. DO NOT let finished quilts/garments air-dry as this may cause wicking (the dyes are pulled from one fabric into the next if they dry too slowly). It is recommended to dry projects in the dryer. Use steam, or lightly spritz with water and use a dry iron when pressing Cherrywood garments to keep them looking crisp.
Cherrywood is colourfast. As with ALL textiles, keep Cherrywood out of prolonged harsh sunlight, and it will retain its rich colour.