45″ wide Supreme solids 100% Cottons: The dyes used in these cottons are reactive dyes; therefore, colors are stable and will not release any excess dye. Prewashing is NOT necessary. If you choose to prewash, wash in cold water and damp dry. Complete the drying process by air drying. The washing and drying method will retain the finish of the fabric and will meet the standards of quilters who do not want to prewash fabrics, and those who do.