Most down cushions withstand machine washing, even if the tag recommends dry cleaning. Drying is the priciest portion of maintaining feather pillows tidy. The feathers must dry completely or they clump together, mildew or fall apart. Feathers take several hours to dry because large heat may harm the down. Use pillow cases to decrease soiling of the cushions so they simply require washing after monthly.
Inspect the pillow for weak seams prior to washing. Reinforce damaged or weakened seams with new stitching, using a powerful upholstery thread.
Place up to 2 pillows in the dryer with 2 tennis balls. The tennis balls help fluff the pillows during drying, while also preventing the down from clumping and drying unevenly.
Dry the cushions on a low-heat gentle or delicate cycle for up to six hours or until the down is totally dry. Moist down is more prone to mildew.
Remove the cushions from your drier every 45 to 60 minutes and fluff them by hand whilst checking for dryness. Remove the cushions from the dryer immediately once they are totally dry.