I was given about 100 books (yes -tons) and there is very beautiful silks, pure cottons, cotton linen blends, linen.... I really would love to just make a silly top using these swatches. Paper covers the edges of many - glued on. What to do? Just use the noncovered part or what? As for washing, I'm thinking hand washing -- who knows how many people have touched it (am I OCD??)
Anyone have experience with this? This is such ritzy fabric -- normally I wouldn't even dare look in books where fabric runs over 200 dollars a yard. I feel very much the need to use it (making 5 full size quilts right now anyway) -- but just need, desperately, some guidance. I don't know how much longer hubby will allow these stacks in my front room. I also have to figure out what to do with the lovely rayon/poly blends that are to die for. I had no idea such beautiful fabrics existed. WOW.