These fat quarters are curated by Hoffman from a selection of Hoffmans 1895 Watercolor fabrics. This fabric is hand dyed in Indonesia using traditional techniques. This fabric is perfect for quilting and can also be used for other sewing projects. Each colored assortment consists of 12 fat quarters. Each color is a selection of 12 different shades of that color.
You can hand wash fat quarters but I would personally not machine wash them since it may lead to fraying of the fabric. It is easier to wash the fabric by hand and line dry or wash after the edges are sewn.
Batik fabric is a hand made and hand painted item from Indonesia. There are always variations from roll to roll and color to color. This is the beauty of these goods and is not to be considered flawed. These are one of a kind fabrics that are unique to the artisans of Bali and are not to be considered flawed.