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This is a guide about cleaning a featherbed. It is important to clean a featherbed properly to avoid damaging it and to prevent odors.
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How do you wash a feather blanket?
By rose from Berwyn, IL
I found this at:answers.com:
Noisy, but so easy!
1) Wash your quilt or throw alone in the washing machine on gentle cycle (warm temperature).
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That method works fine, as long as you use down soap, or a very sparing amount of baby soap. If you can't find
That might not be critical in a heated house, but I spent two winters in tents in the arctic, and there it sure makes
a huge difference.
I have only had feather pillows, and it takes much time for mine to dry. I always waited till it was middle summer to wash them, then hang them outside for several days, then fluff in the dryer with the tennis balls. When they are hanging outside drying, I would go out and fluff them by hand, and turn end to end, side to side, to prevent the feathers from clumping at one end, and leaving a big wad in the center that stays wet longer.
Make sure you wash it on the gentle cycle so that it does not tear, feathers are everywhere!
How should I clean my feather down sleeping bag?
Erin from New Zealand
Hi Erin... I wash my down comforters all the time, so a sleeping bag should work just as well.