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Zoolover
« on: June 12, 2013 10:10:35 PM »

While at Wal-Mart the other day I found some fabric that I really liked the feel of for a dress in the $1/yd bin. Being the idiot that I am I didn't think to look at the instructions for washing this fabric. I do know for content it said rennet of indeterminate origin. Since, if possible, I would like to be able to machine wash and dry this dress, should I just pre-wash the fabric like that and not worry about it, or should I hand-wash the fabric, and only hand-wash the dress afterwards
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MinnieMay9
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013 11:24:07 AM »

I would say to cut off a small piece of the fabric and try running it through the washing machine.  That way if it does get ruined, you won't risk the whole piece of fabric.
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2013 10:59:49 AM »

Begin as you mean to go on.  The fabric was a buck a yard, toss it in the machine and see what happens.  Most likely, it will be fine.

One exception would be if the fabric is very loosely woven, or if it has loose pile--like chenille.  I would hand wash that.
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