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From: RhondaPacificNW
Date: 04-09-2006, 12:27 AM (1 of 3)
:bang: Three cotton velour fabrics. One white, one cream, one light tan. All labled 100% cotton velour. All made by same manufacturer. All each pre-washed one time in same temp water on same cycle with same detrgent. 2 -Absorb water like crazy loop side, and slightly less but still very well on velour side. 1 - Barely absorbes water at all on loop side. Does not absorb water at all on velour side I have rewashed water repellent cotton velour second time and still same results. Absorbs no better now after second wash than it did after first wash? Why? Please help this is driving me crazy, Rhonda
User: RhondaPacificNW
Member since: 04-08-2006
Total posts: 2
From: Chrysantha
Date: 04-09-2006, 01:13 AM (2 of 3)
The water repellent one may truly BE water repellent. It may have a fabric guard finish on it. It may be meant to be dry cleaned instead of washed.
I had some cotton velour once that said wash, but the stuff never DID wash.
But it did dry clean...
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: paroper
Date: 04-09-2006, 12:46 PM (3 of 3)
It may also have something to do with the type of print or design on the fabric and how it was applied. Certain types of finish will repel water.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
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