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Old 04-03-2012, 06:06 AM
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Since I have been using starch, I love love it. Starching the fabric before using the Accugo really helps get nice cuts.I have a million 2 1/2 strips to sub cut so I thought I would save myself some time and make a large batch of liquid starch and soak the strips and then toss them into the dryer. What a mess!! It will take me forever to untangle and flatten so they can be pressed!!!! What the heck was I thinking!!!???!!!! So they are in the washing machine right now. That is what I get for being lazy!!!
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:08 AM
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Yikes, aren't you afraid you will have an even worse mess when you get them out of the washer?
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:01 AM
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Sounds like a real mess. I would be afrais it would ruin my dryer. Some short cuts are not good. I'm hoping for the best for you.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:37 AM
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Thanks for posting this. Hope your untangle time goes quickly!
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:38 AM
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Hope it doesn't take you too long to untangle.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:05 AM
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So sorry you're having such trouble, but I'm confused. How is putting them in the washer going to help? Won't you just have a tangled mess of WET strips?
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:19 AM
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My Mother used to do that, but hung them outside to dry not put them in the dryer. She would bring them in sprinkle them down, roll them in something for awhile then iron. I still have some blocks she had cut out but not done anything with, they are as stiff as cardboard.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:41 AM
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Holy smokes.....sounds like you're going to have more of mess after putting them in the washer. Hope you have a LOT of patience today :0(
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:44 AM
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don't feel bad i have done done things just like that and trying to salvage the mess is the hard part and i have a hard time throwing things away so i fight it to the end... hope it works out for you
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:45 AM
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I love learning lessons from people who have already made the mistakes - sorry you are so tangled up. If you decide to experiment with the process again, you might try putting them in a lingerie bag, then into the dryer. Never done it but it might help since it keeps my bras from getting all mixed up.
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