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Old 12-05-2018, 10:27 PM
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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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Old 12-06-2018, 01:55 AM
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I would use it in my quilt and wash the quilt afterwards.
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:17 AM
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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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Old 12-06-2018, 04:23 AM
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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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Old 12-06-2018, 04:34 AM
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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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Old 12-06-2018, 02:39 PM
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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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Old 12-06-2018, 03:51 PM
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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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Old 12-06-2018, 04:21 PM
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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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Old 12-06-2018, 04:27 PM
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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.
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