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Date: 5/1/12 10:47 PM

I just bought my first piece of bengaline last weekend. The care instructions said machine wash cold/air dry or dry clean. I dont dry clean unless I have no other choice. Its a poly/rayon/lycra blend from JA's. Has anybody that's bought this put it in the dryer?

I tried looking on other fabric sites and googling and gotten so many different care instructions it'll make your head spin!

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Date: 5/2/12 2:53 AM

It dries fairly quickly so I'd air dry it rather than putting it in the dryer and taking the chance that the lycra won't breakdown over time.

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Date: 5/2/12 3:58 AM

I agree. Air drying is best and it dries very quickly, even indoors. If you put it in the dryer it creates a lot of static.

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Date: 5/2/12 9:50 AM

Because of the lycra I really only dry for about 15 minutes on low. Just enough to take some of the dampness out.

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Date: 5/2/12 9:53 AM

Ooh, good to know about the static! I really don't want static in pants or anything else for that matter.

I'll hang to dry just like I do my jeans w/lycra.

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Date: 5/2/12 10:27 PM

I dry bengaline in the dryer all the time. It comes out great. I pre- wash it before making any thing from it to avoid shrinkage, but I have pants that have been washed every week for many months with no damage whatsoever! Now my dryer is very good and doesn't over heat so maybe that makes a difference. I know some rayon really is better being hung to dry but I sure haven't had any trouble with bengaline from JoAnn's or fabric.com. I do hang jeans to dry because they never quit shrinking, no matter how many times I pre-wash and dry!
Just my experience.

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