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Thread: Cigarette Smoke

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    Senior Member RonieM's Avatar
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    Cigarette Smoke

    Short version of the story - I went to a girls weekend/sewing retreat at a friend of my step-moms. They both smoke. I have washed everything that I can throw in the washer, but there are still quilting items I can't wash. I have fabrized them like crazy and it still hasn't helped.

    Any suggestions on how to get rid of the cigarette smell??

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    hang them outside unless its raining or snowing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissSandra View Post
    hang them outside unless its raining or snowing.
    dido i quit smoking about 3 yrs ago i can tell the deference in smell, by hang them outside expecialy when the sun is out it gets the bad smell out and makes them smell nice.....
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    I always send back swap blocks that I get that smell like cigarette smoke. I don't attempt to waste time getting the smell out but that's just me. If the items can't be washed I think packing them in bag or bin filled with charcoal will work.
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    I have never heard of such. Wash them and use downey fabric softener or a bounce sheet. I can't believe there would be any real off smell left.
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    You might try sealing the items in a heavy bag with crumpled newspaper. That might take our the smell. Or, spray a box with Febreeze and lay the items in the box, close it up and leave it overnight.

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    Put them out in the sunshine and fresh air for at least a day. It does help.

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    Never done this but I have heard that you can put items that can't be washed in a plastic garbage bag with a bar of Irish Spring soap and tie it closed. check the items after 3 days. I'm told they should be odor free. If not, tie the bag back up for another 3 days.
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    Cigarette smoke leaves a thin film on everything it comes in contact with. It's the yucky yellow build up you see on car windows and walls where a smoker smokes. It stinks, even the aftermath of one cigarette.
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    I'd say if all these tips don't work then don't go to a quilt retreat where people smoke.
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