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    Washing IX?

    I know that there is a lot of IX expertise out there and have enjoyed reading all of the ideas. I'm planning to make a summer top quilt for myself using a single layer of IX with a layer of 1.1 breathable nylon on both sides.

    My question is, can you wash IX? Is there anything special that I would have to do if I made a quilt like mentioned above?

    Thanks for any help. I'll post some photos when I finally get it done (although, you'll have to ignore the lousy sewing jobs that I put together )

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    my theory is - if I'm not sure if the machine will chew it up/disform it - leave it out on the back deck when it rains & hope the sun comes out the next day to dry

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    I don't know about washing IX, but I know you don't want to try to iron it. It seems to have a really low melting point.... don't ask me how I know. So to that end, I would not recommend putting it in the dryer. In fact, I'd prolly recommend just hand washing in a tub with some Dr. Bronners or something, and line drying
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    According to i.d.i. (the leader in insultex clothing), using Nik-wax Tech wash is recommended.
    http://www.idigear.com/aanikwash.php
    Being that insultex floats, I'd suggest the hand wash also. Hand wash all your gear really.
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    so my theory wasn't far off to leave mother nature to do the washing

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    Cheap Too

    Thanks for the info, all!

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    Sorry, I missed this earlier... but the correct information has been located!

    Hand washing with mild soap is the way to go.
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    Thanks, Mac. Was hoping that your .02 cents would show up

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    BTW, IX will take a dye... I've tried it half-heartedly. I have a kid's UQ that is an ugly light green.
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