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    Feed Sack find & spray on hydrogen peroxide

    I found this at a resale shop in a rag box, who would have thought the French would have such a thing???
    Any way you can see in the first photo the black marks on the feed sack. Well, I have to have it clean, so I threw caution to the wind and brought out of the medicine cabinet some spray hydrogen peroxide and using a soft nail brush I hit the greasy spots. The second photo show the final results. I hate the red on the boat faded, however I would prefer the end results any day. What do you think?
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    Who knew!!! Never would have thought about peroxide for grease!!

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    Great find. And the faded red just gives it a "vintage" look.

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    Fabulous avatar...I love the Texas flag. No wonder since I was born in Houston and grew up in Dallas!!!
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    Next time you might want to try something like Retro Clean (http://www.retroclean.com ). Hydrogen peroxide is probably best reserved for spot treatments. Still, the feed sack will look beautiful in a quilt; it now has patina!

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    This feed sack is *in* French, but is not *from* France. It is from Bobo-Dioulasso, in the north, or Abidjan, a harbor city in the south on the Ivory Coast of Africa between Liberia and Ghana. I guess grain is grain and packaged similarly and the most expedient way everywhere. Interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    This feed sack is *in* French, but is not *from* France. It is from Bobo-Dioulasso, in the north, or Abidjan, a harbor city in the south on the Ivory Coast of Africa between Liberia and Ghana. I guess grain is grain and packaged similarly and the most expedient way everywhere. Interesting!

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    If they ever have partners on Jeopardy, I want to be yours! Very interesting info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    This feed sack is *in* French, but is not *from* France. It is from Bobo-Dioulasso, in the north, or Abidjan, a harbor city in the south on the Ivory Coast of Africa between Liberia and Ghana. I guess grain is grain and packaged similarly and the most expedient way everywhere. Interesting!

    Jan in VA
    Thanks for the info. !
    Just passing through!

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    Interesting feedsack. I never knew peroxide would take out grease. Wish I had known that a couple years ago. I messed up a bunch of muslin with grease spots. Will try to remember this so if it happens again, I can give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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    The best thing to take out grease is "Lestoil". I have a son and DH that love to tinker w/mechanical things which means lots of grease in their clothes. Even if you have washed and dried it, it will take it out. And it won't fade anything. I use peroxide to spot clean. Learned from my DN, ER nurse, now a Nurse Practioner.

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