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Washing Feather Pillows

I have some feather pillows I love, but they need washing. Does anyone have
an idea or can tell me how to wash them?

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July 22, 20170 found this helpful

I wash mine on the gentle cycle and fluff dry. Use a mild laundry soap and make sure no holes in the pillow first. You can also lay them flat to dry, but turn and fluff them often while drying.

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July 23, 20170 found this helpful

Feather pillows can be washed in much the same manner as down pillows.
Feather pillows (even the old, old ones) can be washed on a gentle cycle (lots of water) with another pillow or a large towel or two and mild soap with a vinegar rinse or two. Place pillow in a cotton zipper pillow case/cover so any loose feathers will not get in washing machine. Many say not to do this but it works for me.

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Do NOT use fabric softener as it will cling to the feathers.
Always use small amounts of soap and rinse twice.
I dry my pillows in sunshine on wire rack by turning often for a couple of hours and then place in dryer to finish. hard balls or a clean tennis shoe helps get the moisture out. Try to hang (long ways) on a line inside after drying just to be sure they are dry.

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July 23, 20170 found this helpful

is it bad to put them in the clothes dryer for a long time, or if they're wet?

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July 23, 20170 found this helpful

stuff like this i sometimes simply leave it out in the sun, or in the locked car on a sunny, hot day

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July 23, 20170 found this helpful

It is always best to try just placing in sunshine for a few hours to see if pillows really need washing.
I have never tried drying my pillows in just the dryer so I do not know how that would work. I always dry them as much as possible outside in the sunshine but it takes a few hours (more than a day sometimes) to dry completely and you do have to keep fluffing and turning them over. Also try not to lay on a solid surface as you want air to circulate around the pillows.
Putting in the dryer should be to just fluff and no heat.

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July 23, 20170 found this helpful

Wash on a gentle cycle, if possible leave them outside to dry, if you have a clothes line, use a clothes pin to hang by two corners and it will drip dry on its own.

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July 28, 20170 found this helpful

Wash on a gentle cycle with mild detergent. Fluff up when dry.

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