I definitely agree cjomomma. Felt will break down after a few washes. Some people like to use them in wall hangings or tabletoppers that really won't be washed. If you do need to clean it, you can vacuum it with a vacuum's wand or spot clean with a damp cloth. I called a quilter once to see if I could use felt instead of wool when it called for some accents in a wall hanging but she was quite skiddish of mixing felts with anything that was machine washable so I didn't. But, I've seen some lovely felt hangings that were rustic and cute.