Every cotton t-shirt I have gets "pilly" after a few washings. Is it the dryer causing this?
Turn them inside out when you wash them, that way the pilled side won''t show. You could also try buying a higher quality shirt- pilling can be a sign of low-quality fabric.
Buy better shirts.
I buy the Hanes tagless cotton t-shirt and they remain pill-less and nearle wrinkle-free right out of the dryer.
Use a bit of spray starch when you iron your t-shirts.
I have not ironed in 30 or 40 years, R4 - how quaint that you iron. Are you a housewife?
Iron? Where did I say that I iron? I was replying to OP''s question, not describing how I maintain my clothing. Living by the ocean, I have no need of anything more than shorts, tanktops, and flip-flops. Why would you assume I own clothes that would need to be ironed? You sound like one of the fraus who always jump to wrong conclusions around here.
what''s pilly mean?
Have your maid handwash them.
R4, you used the word iron in your post. I think R5 can be forgiven for assuming you might iron.\
"Iron? I don''t Iron--and if that bitch Eudora next door says I do, well I''ll tell her what I saw her doing the other week. She was darning--yes, DARNING. The feeble minded bitch."
The inside of R6''s head
r4 was probably trying to be sarcastic by suggesting that OP should iron a t-shirt.\
What''s funny is how r4 reacts in horror, describes himself as Jimmy Buffett then attacks r5 in the same manner which he resents, i.e. assuming that r5 is a hausfrau. Why would r5 be a frau or not ? Is there something inherently insulting in that ?
Someone needs to get to the bottom of this.
R11: Datalounge post mortem specialist.
Are you buying cotton/poly blends, OP? Because 100% cotton shouldn''t do that.
Try line drying them -- or buy a folding wooden drying rack.
R11, I don''t think R4 was being sarcastic at all by suggesting a tee-shirt be ironed and starch used. I think R11 meant it.
I meant to type that R4 meant it.
[quote]What''s funny is how R4 reacts in horror, describes himself as Jimmy Buffett then attacks R5 in the same manner which he resents, i.e. assuming that R5 is a hausfrau.\
Did you need a pencil and pad to figure this out r11? R5 asked if I''m a housewife. Returning an insult is a DL tradition. You must be a newbie. \
BTW, Buffett lives in a Palm Beach McMansion with servants. I sure didn''t describe myself as living a posh Jimmy Buffett lifestyle.
I don''t put any clothes in the dryer. The dryer ruins them.
R5 = Homeless, posting from a public library.
It seems that a good number of gay men do, in fact, iron. I find it amusing.
I''ve NEVER had a t-shirt develop pills, cheap or expensive brands.\
Sweaters, yes. Some heavy weave shirts and pants, yes. But tee-shirts? Never. The common Jersey cotton does not pill.
"what''s pilly mean?"\
It was the typical diagnosis when Judy Garland had to go to the doctor.
Tumble dryers are indeed very hard on your clothes. The point should be quite clear to you every time you clean your dryer''s lint filter.\
I began to dry outdoors a few years ago and I have been amazed at how much longer my sheets, towels, underwear, etc. seem to last.\
Also, if you start line drying and stick with it over time, I have found that articles of laundry that have never been inside a dryer will not have the laundry detergent residue "cooked" into the fibers, and therefore will stay noticeably softer when dried outdoors.\
If stiffness is a concern, 1/4 cup of white vinegar added to the rinse water will take care of it for pennies. Your laundry will not smell like vinegar, promise.
They are probably not 100 percent cotton...yes it''s the dryer...\
Buying better quality t-shirts will avoid Pillage.\
Find a brand like Calvin Klein for undershirts and stick with it.\
For t-shirts you wear with jeans, go for a beefy tee or prewashed they tend to not pill at all.\
Also, dryer sheets and fabric softeners are your friends OP. \
Do a good laundry from the start and you should really not have to iron a tee shirt...
Smartly dressed smarty pants
Not V-necks, but with Ts, a squirt of spray starch and using an iron will keep the collar flat throughout the day.