Every cotton t-shirt I have gets "pilly" after a few washings. Is it the dryer causing this?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/21/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/16/2010|
Buy better shirts.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/16/2010|
I buy the Hanes tagless cotton t-shirt and they remain pill-less and nearle wrinkle-free right out of the dryer.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/16/2010|
Use a bit of spray starch when you iron your t-shirts.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/16/2010|
I have not ironed in 30 or 40 years, R4 - how quaint that you iron. Are you a housewife?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/16/2010|
what's pilly mean?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/16/2010|
Have your maid handwash them.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/16/2010|
R4, you used the word iron in your post. I think R5 can be forgiven for assuming you might iron.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/16/2010|
"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."
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/16/2010|
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 ?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/16/2010|
Someone needs to get to the bottom of this.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/16/2010|
R11: Datalounge post mortem specialist.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/16/2010|
Are you buying cotton/poly blends, OP? Because 100% cotton shouldn't do that.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/16/2010|
Try line drying them -- or buy a folding wooden drying rack.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/16/2010|
I meant to type that R4 meant it.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/16/2010|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/16/2010|
I don't put any clothes in the dryer. The dryer ruins them.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/16/2010|
R5 = Homeless, posting from a public library.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/16/2010|
It seems that a good number of gay men do, in fact, iron. I find it amusing.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/16/2010|
"what's pilly mean?"
It was the typical diagnosis when Judy Garland had to go to the doctor.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/16/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/18/2010|
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...
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/18/2010|
Not V-necks, but with Ts, a squirt of spray starch and using an iron will keep the collar flat throughout the day.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/21/2013|