Did you know that $100 in quarters weighs more than 5 pounds! That’s an average afternoon of work for me. I pre-wash all the canvas and wool textiles, the nylon webbing and tape, and even zipper chain. No kidding. That’s several thousands of dollars in quarters every year. Why? Because it’s harder to shrink something in the wash when someone already shrunk it in the wash. If I could figure out how to get our thread back on the spool, I would wash that too.