Recently, I showed you my project, which includes letters and stars with a black solid background. Well, while most of my fabric is stored on open shelves, covered with a fabric curtain, my solid black was from an old (unfinished) project, and it was stored in a cardboard box - like a shirt box. Do you see where this post is going? I was working on my letters, and cut some more black fabric from my stash. Black dust and lint was everywhere! Covering my ironing board cover, on the floor, all over me - so I decided to wash the 1/2 yard piece I had cut, and the remaining 2 yard piece. Into the washer it went - - - - - - and this is what came out! The fabric completely fell apart, into shreds - I've never seen anything like it! Not to mention the completely black water that came out of the washer. All I could do was laugh! Next step - decide if any of my completed blocks can be salvaged, get some new black fabric, and start over. Just thought I'd share my experience with all of you - beware storing fabric in cardboard boxes - and thanks to all for the daily inspiration!