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Thread: "dusting" a quilt

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    I have several quilts that I made and have had at a flea market in my daughters booth..not selling but collecting dust and odors....Am bringing them home and need to sell them but I hate to loose that "new" quilt feeling..Any suggestions??? Thanks Cheryl

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    Can you just wet a fabric softener sheet and tumble them in the dryer for a few minutes?

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    dampen a wash cloth and throw it in the drier with the quilt and a fabric sheet for about 10 min. Works great just make sure the wash cloth isn't real wet.

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    I would put them in the dryer on fluff or air only setting (no heat) with a couple dryer sheets.

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    I have heard of antique quilts being vacumed, using a screen over the nozzle, and keeping it a bit away from the surface of the quilt. This would not remove any smells, however.

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    If it is just surface dust, you can vacumm with an upholstry brush. Then you could hang out to air out.

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    Maybe just put it in the dryer on the no heat cycle, that may air it out and it will get rid of the dust.
    I wouldn't put dryer sheets in with dry clothes, you could end up with oil stains on it... they are made to use with damp clothes :wink:

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    Great suggestions - the one quilt is almost queen/king size so it may not fit in dryer too well - I dont have one of those new fancy double /triple etc fancy dryers lol Just an old maytag lol I can try the vacuum method on it and then hang out to air - Hopefully none of our fine feathered friends will use it lol cheryl :D

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    Spray with Fabreeze and put in the dryer for 10 minutes or so. That's what I did recently to freshen up a quilt and it seemed to work pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimito2
    I would put them in the dryer on fluff or air only setting (no heat) with a couple dryer sheets.
    I do this often. It works.

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