washable drapery lining..

gracie01August 6, 2009

is there such a thing? Or would I need to use something else for simple rod pocket panels? TIA

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msmarion

I prewash everything before I make it. The shrinking is done...and now you can wash without worrying. I take the yardage to the laundry and use one of the large front loading machines, toss it in the dryer and fold.
Hope this helps.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2009 at 3:51PM
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debs3

Just a suggestion. It might be a good idea to buy a yard to test wash. Then you will know how much it will shrink and if washing changes the texture.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2009 at 6:58PM
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gracie01

well, everything I've seen says "dry clean only". So you're saying that I can wash it? Or that there is something out there that can be washed?

    Bookmark   August 6, 2009 at 8:03PM
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oilpainter

I have used a good quality polyester cotton to line drapes that I want to wash. After the first washing it won't shrink--if it ever does.

Drapery lining of any sort is heavy and made of material that will shrink if washed. Because it is so heavy it would be very hard on a washing machine

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 1:20AM
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gracie01

oilpainter,

thanks; I will look for what you suggested.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 9:06AM
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