Quiz: Fabric Care 101
by Staff
Do you know how to properly care for all of the different fabrics in your home? Take our quiz to find out.

What kind of iron should you use on cotton clothing?

  • hot
  • medium
  • cool

High thread count sheets should be washed on what setting?

  • hot
  • warm
  • cold

What is the secret to avoiding matting on a fleece pullover?

  • tumble dry low and long
  • hang to dry
  • tumble dry hot and fast

Linen is a tricky fabric -- what's the best way to clean it?

  • cold wash and tumble low
  • dry clean
  • hot wash and hang to dry

Dry cleaning is one option for polyester, but it can also be washed in what kind of water?

  • cold
  • hot
  • warm

Rayon is best dry cleaned, but in a pinch, you can do what to clean it?

  • hand wash hot
  • hand wash warm
  • machine wash cold

True or false: Cotton sheets should never be bleached?

  • true
  • false

What is the best way to clean silk?

  • hand wash with hot water
  • soak in a cold detergent bath
  • always dry clean

What should you never do with a stain?

  • blot it
  • rub it
  • leave it alone

Care labels should be?

  • heeded at all costs
  • ignored
  • removed

Down comforters should be washed how?

  • in a top-loading machine
  • in a front-loading machine
  • by hand

What government body requires care labels on all clothing?

  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Federal Trade Commission

Ironing a stain will do what?

  • has virtually no effect
  • loosen the stain for removal
  • make it permanent

True or false: All stains can be removed.

  • true
  • false

What should you never use on Lycra?

  • detergent
  • bleach
  • fabric softener

What kind of water should be used to clean Spandex?

  • dry clean only
  • piping hot
  • lukewarm

Although suede should usually be dry cleaned, what kind of cycle can you use for a machine wash?

  • heavy
  • normal
  • gentle

How often should you wash a wool blanket?

  • whenever it smells musty
  • once a month
  • once or twice a year

True or false: Preshrunk clothes will never shrink again?

  • true
  • false

What should you do with damp wool?

  • tumble dry
  • hang it out in direct sunlight
  • hang it out in the shade