Is the devil.
There, I said it.
I hate prewashing fabric. I hate all the unraveling and the strings that happen (even if you use a lingerie bag). I hate ironing a huge piece of yardage.
I just hate everything about it. I have never prewashed fabric and I have no intentions to start. So far none of my projects have had problems, and hopefully they won't start.
(PS- I must admit that I did soak the red batik backing for this quilt because I was terrified not to.)