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Thread: grr - sharpie on blouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbquilts
    Grabbed an orange sharpie to write something and clumsy me dropped it on my purple blouse :-(. Luckily, it's cow appreciation day (ie, dress like cow, get free chicken from chick-fil-a) and I dressed like a cow for free breakfast. So I took my spots (black construction paper safety pinned to shirt) off my white blouse. Oh well, at least I don't have to walk around with a large orange spot on my shirt all day. Any suggestions on what I can try to save the blouse? It's a cotton/spandex mix, so cutting it up for quilt squares is not an option :-(. If I can't get it out, I may try making a doll dress or something out of it.
    Dip the spot in rubbing alcohol ! It is a slovent for all sharpies.Even dried in color!

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbquilts
    Grabbed an orange sharpie to write something and clumsy me dropped it on my purple blouse :-(. Luckily, it's cow appreciation day (ie, dress like cow, get free chicken from chick-fil-a) and I dressed like a cow for free breakfast. So I took my spots (black construction paper safety pinned to shirt) off my white blouse. Oh well, at least I don't have to walk around with a large orange spot on my shirt all day. Any suggestions on what I can try to save the blouse? It's a cotton/spandex mix, so cutting it up for quilt squares is not an option :-(. If I can't get it out, I may try making a doll dress or something out of it.
    Search for clip art, and finish the picture. Just remember that sharpies can bleed, and allow for it. Think 'embroidery look'? Fabric tattoo? Sharpies come in about 24 colors. I once used a fat red one to change the color of a print to get it to mach something else. It is in a quilt, and the color hasn't faded. If life gives you lemons, get creative.

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    Try rubbing alcohol. It works on a lot of strange stains!

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    I don't know if this has been suggested yet or not but anytime I want to get sharpie out of anything I use WD40 and rub it in really good. Then wash it.

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    I have had better results using denatured alcohol which doesn't have water in it. Works on most things but I'm not sure about fabric.

    I think I'll do a test on some fabric and see how it does.

    GrandPa

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    I have always used lysol. Works like a charm.

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    rubbing alcohol works great.

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