2022 AISH Heart of Iowa Red Counties
This Benartex fabric was made exclusively for the 2022 All Iowa Shop Hop by Cheryl Haynes.
You should expect that the 2022 AISH fabrics
will shrink around 10% when you wash them. This is slightly higher than normal,
and it may mean that you will need to buy extra yardage to complete your
project if you pre-wash the fabrics.
The cost of the fabric has been reduced from
$13.60 a yard to $11 a yard to accommodate for this variance, and the panel has
been reduced from $11 to $10.
If you are using the 2022
AISH 24” Barn panel along with a mix of fabrics in a quilt, we recommend that
you don’t pre-wash and instead piece everything first and evenly quilt in a
medium to dense pattern and then bind the finished top to the backing. You can
then wash the quilt in cold water and air dry it. When we did this to our sample
quilt, the entire quilt shrank around 2.5” all the way around and looks fine.