Monday, July 21, 2014
The batik explosion
These neutral batiks were washed once already but I can't piece with them because when I press them I get sick.
So I took out the drawer and it took two loads, two HOT water washes each, to start over.
I thought, there! Three hot water washes! That should do it!
I still smelled about 6 of them while pressing.
WHAT does it take??
This is why I have trouble in classrooms. So many people do not prewash, and if the batiks still have that smell after three washes, imagine my reaction when someone is piecing with unwashed fabric.
Also a note: Check out how massive that pile of fabric is! It came out of the drawer on top of it in that top picture. This is the reason my drawer stays full no matter how much fabric I use!
The other note: After refolding it all went back into the drawer like this
(dh stop reading right now!) It might be about 70...although some might not be whole yards.
I've been collecting fabric since 1985! I also seldom turn down fabric given me by friends.
I sure hope I can use them now that they have been washed two more times. Anyone else have sensitivities?
How do you deal with them? Is there a special soap? I already use unscented.