I always wash my African fabrics because some of them are really stiff and lots of them have gold printed on them. I want to know how they hold up after washing. I had participated in another trade and also purchased a few new pieces last year and hadn't washed any of them in addition to my new bounty that I received in trade on Saturday. I divided them by color groups into 3 loads. When the second load went into the dryer I started ironing the first load. I have most of the third load left to iron today. In the photo are all of the 5" squares. I threw them into the washer too and none of them raveled.