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Thread: coffee stain removal

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    need extreme help!!!!!

    today while in class, someone's coffee spilled on my quilt blocks. the blocks were immediately rinse in cold water. but the stains were still left. i was told to soak them in oxyclean. i have soak them for a hour and with it. to my dismay, the stain are still present. do anyone know any other way to remove coffee stains. i am working with limited and out of print daiwabo fabrics.

    desperate seeking solution............

    tea :cry:

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    I use Awesome Cleaner for taking out coffee stains all of the time. I get it at the Dollar Tree stores..I have seen it at other discount stores, too. It works great on lots of different stains and is only $1 for a quart sized bottle.

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    thanks amma. i heard of awesome cleaner but never use it. i guess there no time like the present. i'll go out 2morrow to purchase some and give it a try. let you know how it works.

    tea

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    I had some stains on my blocks and I remembered reading something about white vinegar and baking soda. So I put cold water in the kitchen sink and added vinegar and baking soda and let them soak. After I drained that I just soaked them in cold water. I then wrung out the water and ironed them dry. I t got out the stains. Hopefully it will work with your coffee stains.

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    how much vinegar and baking sode per gallon of cold water i use?

    tea

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    My mom uses one of those cheapie cleaners from the Dollar Store like Amma suggested. Mom swears by it for her T-shirts.

    Here are a couple ideas I found on the net. I don't know if they will do anything for you or not, but at this point I guess you have nothing to loose.


    Stretch the stained area over a bowl and secure with a rubber band.
    Pour boiling water through the stain from a height of 2 to 3 feet. Stand back to avoid splatters.
    Although cotton and linen can stand boiling water, some of the finishes and colors used on the fabrics might be damaged by such harsh treatment.
    Be sure to test on an inconspicuous corner first.



    Vinegar

    You can lift out many water-soluble stains-including beer, orange and other fruit juices, black coffee or tea, and vomit-from your cotton-blend clothing by patting the spot with a cloth or towel moistened with undiluted white vinegar just before placing it in the wash. For large stains, you may want to soak the garment overnight in a solution of 3 parts vinegar to 1 part cold water before washing.

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    Maybe you need to give the soaking longer to work. I once had a waitress spill a large quantity of greasy, tomato-bassed buffalo chicken sauce on my lap and down my leg, all over a new pair of light kahki-colored pants. I soaked in Oxy Clean for several hours and it didn't help. I nearly pitched them out but decided I had nothing to lose be trying again. I soaked them for 3 days, changing the water and rubbing the stain every day. The stain disappeared and I had my pants back.

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    I have used Greased Lightning to take out iron stains from clothing back when we had well water and before the water conditioner. I don't know if this could damage your fabric or not, but I used it. It's available at dollar stores and hardware stores around here. I wear rubber gloves when I use it because it is rough on skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltbible
    how much vinegar and baking sode per gallon of cold water i use?

    tea
    I didn't measure. I put a 2 or 3 gallons of cold water and then about 1 cup white vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda. Something like that. Just whatever feels right really. Sorry I can't give exact measurements.

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    I guess that's a good reason to only allow water in a classroom area - or one's own area, for that matter.

    Hope you get the stains out. Hope the other classmate at least apologized to you.

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