Yes, Yes, Wash those baskets, bowls, pet beds, trivets, coasters, even the tote bags. Ok, yes I only use 100% cotton, so they will shrink some. I have washed mine in the washing machine on cold and delicate. I AIR DRY all of them! Any of the above items are easily reformed and air dried.
Sometimes the baskets get smushed on one side, just gently reform and let it air dry. Or make a new shape, like this little aqua bowl which I turned into a little dish.
After washing in the machine, I reformed my large tray and let it air dry! Looks great!
Yes, this is the same aqua teardrop fabric, the left tray is done with a royal blue thread and the little basket with aqua thread. I love them both!
Have some fun! Enjoy!