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Thread: Micro Fiber Throw

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    I just picked up a 60x70 Micro fiber throw. It's 100% polyester. Does anyone know if they shrink much. Thinking of using it as a backing material. Got it for $2.50.
    Gotta love the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by true4uca
    I just picked up a 60x70 Micro fiber throw. It's 100% polyester. Does anyone know if they shrink much. Thinking of using it as a backing material. Got it for $2.50.
    Gotta love the price.
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    Find out easily..wash and dry it two or three times. Then you can pretty well figure it won't shrink much more. For that price you can make a real nice, warm whatever with it.

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    Generally speaking, poly doesn't shrink. But I'd wash and dry it once or twice and it should be good to go!

    I agree with the above - For that price, you can make a real nice, warm, whatever with it! It's a great size for a couch throw.

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    Poly shouldn't shrink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Poly shouldn't shrink.
    But some of it does. I know.

    Measure the piece before and after washing - then you'll know for sure if it was worth the effort.

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    I would prewash it too... it could prevent an unwanted surprise down the road :D:D:D

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    great price!

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    I've had a problem with microfiber throws shedding like crazy. When they are washed, the fibers stick to everything. My purple one is in hiding - only comes out when a certain grandson is here. The pastel ones are rolled up for dog pillows and are washed with nothing except each other. One is an inexpensive one and one a better one. It didn't seem to make any difference.

    I'll take fleece.

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