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How important is it that I pre-wash FOE?

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:25 am
by annmaree
I am going to make some covers today with FOE. I have heard that you should pre-wash the FOE before you sew with it.

This doesn't really make sense to me though since it is a synthetic product, and it is generally just natural fibres that will shrink in the wash.

So how important is it that I pre-wash the FOE? My covers normally get washed on cold, and occasionally they go in a warm wash with my flats and fitteds.

Thanks in advance.

Re: How important is it that I pre-wash FOE?

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:31 am
by Emma
I never have and haven't had any problems :D

Re: How important is it that I pre-wash FOE?

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:34 am
by Angel
I have never pre washed FOE.

Re: How important is it that I pre-wash FOE?

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:38 am
by Amethyst
Never prewashed FOE either. I could see it being a real PITA to do though :lol: .

Re: How important is it that I pre-wash FOE?

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:14 pm
by xmasangls
Amethyst wrote:Never prewashed FOE either. I could see it being a real PITA to do though :lol: .
i'm visualizing a huge tangled mess full of knots that takes hours and hours to untangle

Re: How important is it that I pre-wash FOE?

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:19 pm
by Amethyst
xmasangls wrote:
Amethyst wrote:Never prewashed FOE either. I could see it being a real PITA to do though :lol: .
i'm visualizing a huge tangled mess full of knots that takes hours and hours to untangle
Me too :lol:

Re: How important is it that I pre-wash FOE?

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:26 am
by annmaree
Thanks ladies. :)