|if this were my car, I'd get pulled over.|
I'm a very thrifty person. I think it comes from growing up with poverty, and even occasional homelessness. My mother worked two jobs to feed a baby and some hungry adolescents on her own, back in the day when a grown woman needed a cosigner for a small loan. 6 months of the year, we lived where there was no running water, no telephone, no furnace. Consequently, I know that getting a new washing machine and dryer when yours 'ain't broke' is completely wasteful and frivolous. However, ours was pooping out and was clearly not energy or water efficient. On Mother's Day, my husband surprised me with a new washer & dryer set. We donated the old set which made me feel really good. Still, I was embarrassed about these shiny new machines! lol
Long story short...WOW! If you are ever in the market for a new machine, they are fabulously different than the old ones! This is great for washing quilts. They are roomier, they add the soap in a diluted manner during the wash, and my machine has no center agitating post! It uses water to 'agitate' the laundry clean. S M A R T. I feel so safe putting these new quilts into the wash because they won't get completely beaten up by plastic curved blades.
Okay, so maybe this is turning into a Tips on Tuesday. Tell me, what's your favorite detergent for quilts? Do you love to dry/shrink/pucker them or not? (I do!). How do you launder your quilts?