Washing a down quilt

Discussion in 'Sleeping Bags & Quilts' started by Padstowe, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    So thought I'd give it a go to wash my PHD summer quilt. (as I got a new washing machine that has a dryer)
    So its stitch through construction with 1000fp if I remember right.
    I've washed a venom 300 years ago in crete & air dried & kept going back to it to separate the down lightly with fingers while drying.
    So plan is to get some down wash, set machine to 600 spin, but its the drying temp am not sure about as have no real experience with driers so thought I'd ask what temp should that be set for?
    And any other tips fro those who have done this before would be helpful.
    I remember there was some chat about it a few years back on here but can't find it, hence starting a new thread.
    Cheers for any help! :thumbsup:
  2. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

  3. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    Washed a MH Lamina on Tuesday,used liquid soap flakes at 30*, 600 spin and then a Low heat setting in dryer. Checked every 10 mins, took 30 mins to dry,still lofting ok. Hope this helps.
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  4. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    You could try using the nikwax down waterproofing stuff, think Dave V has used it successfully.
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  5. Padstowe

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  6. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    Think I might look for some of that up town today for a bit of DWR on the shell, have some liquid soap I'll wash it in firstly then give it a proofing.

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