By The Inch®
Add 4 -5 drops of fabric softener to 4 oz of distilled or bottled
water and add mixture to a spray bottle. Tap water contains chlorine
(a bleach) and may contain minerals that might stain your fabrics
and should be avoided. The fabric softener makes fluffing go faster,
but is not essential.
First, hold your chenille brush flat against the sewn chenille
strip, with the long direction of the brush parallel to the direction
of the strip (not crossways to the strip). Press down and brush
with a circular motion, first clockwise, then counter-clockwise.
Repeat until the edges of the sewn strip begin to fray. Keep the
brush flat to use the full surface of the brush.
Next, lightly mist the strip with a few sprits from the spray
bottle. Then brush again with the same circular motion as above.
Chenille is completely fluffed when the stitch line is not visible.
To remove backing,
hold both sides of Chenille By The Inch® fabric with
the thumbs at the center stitch line, and gently pull by rolling
the wrists outward. The backing will separate at the stitch line.
Work the center stitch line, then progress from the center out
to the sides. The object of this step is just to part the stabilizer
at the stitch lines, not actually remove it.
Next, beginning at
the center, pull off a strip of stabilizer longways. Continue
pulling off strips from the center outwards, removing every other
strip. The remaining strips will then be even easier to remove.
If you experience
excessive static cling while removing backing, try wiping the
backing with an anti-cling sheet as used with clothes dryers.
By The Inch®
Because of minerals
and chlorine (active ingredient in bleach) found in tap water,
we encourage you to use distilled water when spritzing and brushing
your sewn chenille strips. Also, there is no need to saturate
the strips, just a light mist of water does the trick.
Always launder dark
colors with a dye-absorbing product such as Dye Magnet by Woolite,
or Color Catcher by the maker of Shout. Both of these products
may be found in the laundry products section of your favorite
product is Synthapol, which is used to remove any loose dye particles
at the end of the dyeing process. Synthapol may be found wherever
fabric dyeing chemicals are sold. Follow label directions.
Always promptly remove
laundered items from the machine.
Should you experience
bleed from Chenille By The Inch®, do not heat set the
dye by drying. Immediately relaunder using one of the products
above. This usually removes the dye particles.
Removing Lint from
Rap the brush, bristles down, on a hard surface. The lint will
move towards the bristle tips. Then flick the bristles with your