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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lancaster County
Pillow ticking is made of cotton. The thought behind washing it is that it will shrink (as all cotton does when washed) to it’s “final” size, and the fibers will be closer & tighter together because of the shrinkage. It is thought that the tighter fibers make a better barrier between the charge and the round ball.
I buy my ticking 1 sq yard at a time-a square yard lasts me a while, usually 2 years or so. I wash it in the wash machine with hot water, then run it thru the dryer. after that it goes in the “tackle box” & I cut strips off of it as needed.
Last edited by Bigfoot062; 01-01-2018 at 08:06 PM.