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Date: 6/5/13 11:33 PM

I bought some "baby silk" from Hancocks. How do I pretreat it and care for it? Treat it the same as regular silk?

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Date: 6/6/13 1:10 AM

Looks like it is not silk...it is 100% polyester...
I looked at Hancock on-line.

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Date: 6/6/13 8:04 AM

I bought the remainder of a bolt of baby silk from Hancock's dot sale. I threw it in the washer with cold water and dried it on normal in the dryer. It came out beautiful and wrinkle free. I've used some as lining in a couple projects already and again, it washes beautifully.

Oh, and yes, it is 100% polyester. I really like it. It's so, so soft and drapey. Nice for linings, blouses and such.
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Date: 6/7/13 0:10 AM

Awesome! I was really nervous because I Aldo bought it on the spot the dot sale but it was on a blank bolt with " baby silk " written on the top . It's a real nice matte black but wash and wear... Thanks!

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Date: 6/7/13 0:10 AM

Awesome! I was really nervous because I Aldo bought it on the spot the dot sale but it was on a blank bolt with " baby silk " written on the top . It's a real nice matte black but wash and wear... Thanks!

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