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Thread: polyester batts

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    Unhappy polyester batts

    I have an old polyester batt that I had in a bag, but it got dusty. Is there any way I could wash it or???? I do hate to throw it out as it is about 102x108 and a nice thick one. Any help, suggestions are appreciated.
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    I would use it in my quilt and wash the quilt afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mawluv View Post
    I would use it in my quilt and wash the quilt afterwards.
    i would maybe vacuum it off as best i could and then do this

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    If your dryer has an air cycle, toss it in and let it go for a few min. That will remove a lot of the dust. Then use in a quilt and wash the afterwards.

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    By all means, use it and then wash the quilt. Do not vacuum it on the surface because you will tear it up. However, you might be able to use a low suction vacuum through a piece of fabric over the batt. The suggestion about the air cycle is probably OK. Just remember, it is fragile in its current state.

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    I think the dryer would be fine. I always put a batting in the dryer to help get the folds out before I use it.
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    The Warm Company recommends these steps if you want to pre-wash their polyester batting (Soft and Bright):
    Pre-Wash & Care Instructions

    Hand Wash with mild detergent. Do not agitate or spin in washer.
    Soak for 20 minutes, rinse several times.
    Squeeze out water. DO NOT WRING. Rolling in a towel helps.
    Dry in a warm dryer or lay flat to air dry.

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    I would do as some others have suggested and make a quilt and then wash and dry it. All should be good.
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    depends - i have/had some polyester battings that have held up well in the quilts,-

    but were very "loose" - t think they were "glazed" to sort of hold the fibers together.


    if your batting is like that, i would handle it as little as possible to keep it from tearing/shredding apart before it was quilted.

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    Try tossing it in the dryer for about 10 minutes with a clean, damp towel. It will remove a lot of the dust.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    Thank you all for the great replies. I think I will put in the dryer on air with a clean damp towel and see what happens (and hope for the best). Then I'll use it in a quilt and wash later.
    I have never used a message board before, and this was just a great way to get help. Thank you again! You made my day! quilter Pat

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    I've had great results washing batting inside of a pillowcase. If I remember right, I laid it out in the sun until it was almost dry, then tossed it in the dryer for a few minutes to fluff it up.

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    Quilt pat, welcome to the board and it sounds like you have been given great advice!!!

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    I think the dryer would get most of the dust on. Air

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