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Old 03-23-2013, 06:35 AM   #1
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Are BGE soft if line dried?

Or is the cotton kinda stiff and crunchy? I would like to avoid using the dryer!

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The old style get hard and crunchy, idk about the new ones.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:35 PM   #3
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They get crunchy. I don't think there's a way to avoid it, especially with natural fibers. I sometimes put them in the dryer on low/no heat for 15 minutes after line drying to soften them up.
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You can run them on low or even no heat for a few minutes after just to soften them up. Natural fibers really do get crunchy when line dried. It's unavoidable.

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Re: Are BGE soft if line dried?

mine were crunchy.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:04 PM   #6
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Re: Are BGE soft if line dried?

I think the new BGE if lined dried on a very windy day would be okay... But you would have to hang them so the wind will beat out the crunchiness
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Re: Are BGE soft if line dried?

Crunchy and not soft. I have always used the dryer on mine and no holes, elastic is fine.
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Crunchy! I dry on low in the winter, line dry until damp in the summer and toss in the dryer to finish them up.
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Crunchy. We don't use a dryer for anything, so these two things are what I found helpful:

1. Add a half cup vinegar to the rinse cycle(acts as a natural fabric softener/gets rid of odors).
2. When I take them off the line I scrunch them up in a ball to get rid of the stiffness.

Neither of these tricks makes them as soft as a dryer, but they're soft enough for us!
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