The good folks at Treadle want you to know that the Ponte Roma knit shrinks a good bit when it is washed (about 20%). This may not matter if you bought extra but if you are tall and need the whole of your cut you will be in trouble. If you bring your piece in during November (bring in your sales slip if you have it), they will take your old piece and cut a new one that accommodates the shrinkage. You will have to pay the difference but you will get a whole piece of cloth instead of two pieces. We hope this helps. It’s still beautiful fabric and well worth the trouble.