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Laundry question

Every cotton t-shirt I have gets "pilly" after a few washings. Is it the dryer causing this?

by Anonymousreply 2603/21/2013

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 Anonymousreply 105/16/2010

Buy better shirts.

by Anonymousreply 205/16/2010

I buy the Hanes tagless cotton t-shirt and they remain pill-less and nearle wrinkle-free right out of the dryer.

by Anonymousreply 305/16/2010

Use a bit of spray starch when you iron your t-shirts.

by Anonymousreply 405/16/2010

I have not ironed in 30 or 40 years, R4 - how quaint that you iron. Are you a housewife?

by Anonymousreply 505/16/2010

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 Anonymousreply 605/16/2010

what's pilly mean?

by Anonymousreply 705/16/2010

Have your maid handwash them.

by Anonymousreply 805/16/2010

R4, you used the word iron in your post. I think R5 can be forgiven for assuming you might iron.

Overreact much?

by Anonymousreply 905/16/2010

"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 Anonymousreply 1005/16/2010

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 Anonymousreply 1105/16/2010

Someone needs to get to the bottom of this.

by Anonymousreply 1205/16/2010

R11: Datalounge post mortem specialist.

by Anonymousreply 1305/16/2010

Are you buying cotton/poly blends, OP? Because 100% cotton shouldn't do that.

by Anonymousreply 1405/16/2010

Try line drying them -- or buy a folding wooden drying rack.

by Anonymousreply 1505/16/2010

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 Anonymousreply 1605/16/2010

I meant to type that R4 meant it.

by Anonymousreply 1705/16/2010

[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 Anonymousreply 1805/16/2010

I don't put any clothes in the dryer. The dryer ruins them.

by Anonymousreply 1905/16/2010

R5 = Homeless, posting from a public library.

by Anonymousreply 2005/16/2010

It seems that a good number of gay men do, in fact, iron. I find it amusing.

by Anonymousreply 2105/16/2010

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 Anonymousreply 2205/17/2010

"what's pilly mean?"

It was the typical diagnosis when Judy Garland had to go to the doctor.

by Anonymousreply 2305/17/2010

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 Anonymousreply 2405/18/2010

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 Anonymousreply 2505/18/2010

Not V-necks, but with Ts, a squirt of spray starch and using an iron will keep the collar flat throughout the day.

by Anonymousreply 2603/21/2013
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