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I have in the past suggested that washed ties be line dried, but I can now say that I've tested another method. A student in a class told me she had dried her machine-washed ties in her dryer on a delicate setting. I tried this last week with a batch I washed, using the auto-dry cycle on delicate. The ties came out mostly unwrinkled and will be much easier to dismantle. Try it!
If you are binidng the edges of a garment that was designed with a 5/8" seam allowance, your garment will fit better if you trim away all or most of that seam allowance before you add the binding. Normally that seam allowance would be taken up in sewing in the lining/facings and then trimmed to about half the width before turning the garment to the right side.