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Old 03-14-2014, 07:44 AM   #1
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Help with flats - edges rolling and bunching

I have 2 dozen flats which I mainly purchased for padfolding in covers on vacations. I would like to use the flats to stuff pockets but when the come out of the wash, the edges are always bunched up. When I fold them, any side with edges is really bunchy and bulky. Is there a way to prevent this? I'm certainly not going to iron!



They are diaper rite small birds eye cotton.

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Old 03-14-2014, 08:10 AM   #2
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I have heard that pretty much every flat does that except for GMD. I only have experience with GMD and Little Lions (which are no longer sold), and neither of them have bunched for me. GMD's are especially nice. I'm not sure if there is a way to get them not to wrinkle and roll because I have never actually experienced it. Maybe folding them as soon as they are out of the dryer would help? If not, GMD smalls are especially nice Especially the unbleached!
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line dry. I've heard some people say GMD do it to. there was a thread speculating whether it was a water type or type of washing machine that does it. Serged edges seem to bunch less than seamed edges.

I currently sewing mine for a trimmer fit.
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:40 AM   #4
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I agree with line drying. Also, I have little lions flats and they are my absolute worst offenders when it comes to this.

Other things that help a little. Drying on low, and folding as soon as the dryer is done.
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:01 AM   #5
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Re: Help with flats - edges rolling and bunching

I dry on medium/low and fold right away. I'll try line drying this weekend.
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I have GMD, saddlebags, and flour sack towels and ikea burp cloths. I just fold them so that end that is bulky I put towards the front so maybe it's a little more absorbent up there? Lol I don't know
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I have GMD, blueberry cotton and bamboo and osocozy flats. All their edges fold over or bunch to some degree I just don't worry about it. I have seen people say that they iron them, which is crazy to me. But if you have time for that and it makes you enjoy the look of the flats more than go for it.
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