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What happens to sequins when you turn the washer on?

Old 05-05-2012, 08:30 PM
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Default What happens to sequins when you turn the washer on?

I have been considering using some little 3/4" black bird sequins on a vintage sampler I am working on plus adding some corner cobwebs on my Sunbonnet Witch quilt. Will that work? I kind of washed some and they seemed okay but I would definitely put some instructions about overheating in the dryer on my label. But, has anybody tried this and had problems? Seems like it's not a good idea but it add a little charm to these projects.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:26 AM
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The friction in washing might cause the loss of color....I found out the hard way. So maybe sew a few to a scrap and let it go through the gently cycle with a towel .
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:32 AM
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I have a skirt with sequins, my significant other washed it along with other clothes it went through the wash but I didn't put in the dryer because I was the one doing the changing. Some of the sequins are loose so I have to repair them eventually.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:06 AM
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I have a couple of t-shirts that are embellished with sequins and they go thru the washer and dryer just fine.
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Turn the item inside out and put in a mesh bag to wash. Lay flat or hang dry. The dryer is the biggest danger to any embellishment.
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I did that on a small piece and it was okay. I will try it on the actual square before I put it on the quilt. Thanks for all the comments.
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some are washable and some fade or loose their color when washed
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