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Can I wash a chenille blanket in the washing machine?

Asked by occ (4176points) May 14th, 2007
I have a chenille-throw for our couch. Wondering if I can wash it in the machine? and dry it?
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nomtastic's avatar
wash, don't dry (?)
gailcalled's avatar
Depends on size. When a heavy object gets saturated, it gets even heavier. A home washing machine may start to jump around on spin cycle. You're better off taking it to a commercial laundry and then dry on low...when wet, the thing may weigh a ton. I have had my washing machine leap around the room when trying to launder large towels.
ava's avatar

Yes, you can wash it. I just washed mine and it came ut looking and smelling like new!

occ's avatar

Ava--did you dry it in the machine? thanks!

ava's avatar

Yup, just toss it in the washing machine! Delicate cycle.

occ's avatar

UPDATE I washed it and it was fine…the one thing is shedded fuzz like crazy. So if anyone else tries this I’d recommend washing it alone (I washed it with another blanket which is now covered in chenille fuzz).

carrilynnford's avatar

Cool, thanks for the update! I was just wondering if it was safe to wash, and your comments totally helped out!

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