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« on: September 11, 2012 06:13:07 AM »

Less about sewing, more about fabric.. I bought a huge bolt of a lovely cotton at a local charity shop but it's obviously been sitting in someones loft/cellar and needs a good wash before I use any of it. Is it a really bad idea to unroll the whole lot and chuck it in the machine? I'm guessing there's a good 10+ metres on there, I'm worried I won't be able to get it back on the roll!
Would I be better off washing each cut as and when I'm ready to use it?

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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2012 02:18:53 PM »

I'd say yes if you have a high capacity front loading washer.

« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012 10:19:32 PM »

How about taking it to a laundromat and putting it in a triple load washer? Drying would be a problem though and getting it back on the bolt will be a challenge. If it isn't so dirty you can't stand it, maybe it is better to wash it in pieces as you use it.
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012 10:07:31 AM »

If it isn't so dirty you can't stand it, maybe it is better to wash it in pieces as you use it.

Agree.  I'm afraid you'd have a huge piece of wrinkled cotton that you'd never get back on the roll or be able to press in order to do so.
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