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From: misty60820
Date: 11-29-2006, 03:22 PM (1 of 4)
I have a question that hopefully someone will be able to help me with. I bought beautiful glitter fabric that I want to make into a top several months ago. This glitter is getting everywhere and I have no idea on how to deal with this situation. Is there anything that I can do BESIDES getting rid of the fabric? If there is anyway possible, I would like to keep the glitter on the top or re-apply glitter myself but to make sure that the glitter problem doesn't continue...
User: misty60820
Member since: 11-22-2005
Total posts: 23
From: PaulineG
Date: 11-29-2006, 03:53 PM (2 of 4)
Have you done the prewash yet - you'll probably lose some glitter from the fabric but it never sheds quite as much after the first wash.

Good luck.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: paroper
Date: 11-29-2006, 05:12 PM (3 of 4)
I've used glittered jersey for several drum major outfits...tux(s) with tails, evening gowns..the glitter problem is never-ending. The first time I used it I swore there wouldn't be enough glitter left on the garment to even show once it was finished. The second outfit I washed more than 14 times during the looks as good now as it did when it was made (go figure). It almost seemed like the garment manufactored glitter because there was so much!!!! As for the glitter problem? You'll be picking it out of stuff for some time to come. You could always take it (the fabric) outside with someone, open it up, turn it upside down and shake it...that would help a little....the big thing is to be sure that you have your machine professionally cleaned afterward. That glitter gets and goes everywhere and it can't be that good for the machine.

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User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
From: misty60820
Date: 11-30-2006, 07:42 AM (4 of 4)
Thanks ladies for the advice. I haven't pre-washed the material yet so hopefully that will take care of the problem. I took the fabric out yesterday and my 4 year old son got a hold of it. He was covered in glitter from head to toe and there is so much glitter in my room lol. this is going in the wash right after I am done typing this :bg:
User: misty60820
Member since: 11-22-2005
Total posts: 23
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