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Thread: FINALLY got all the supplies for hand quilting

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    Senior Member AnnaF's Avatar
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    Aug 2009
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    I am a professional longarm quilter and believe me that little tip about your own saliva (sounds better than spit LOL) removing a spot of my blood on fabric has saved me a number of times..when I'm loading and unloaded the quilt I often stick my fingers when pinning on the leaders..
    It's a quick fix that really works!!

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    Super Member lisalovesquilting's Avatar
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    Dec 2009
    If you don't want to spit on your quilt :lol: try keeping a small cup of cold water and a child's paintbrush beside you. This also works well for removing blue marks from a water soluble marker.

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    Super Member Carol W's Avatar
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    Mar 2008
    Such wonderful tips. I'm a dental hygienist and "spit" doesn't bother me at all. lol :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Is there a scientific reason your own saliva would dissolve you own blood spots?
    I'm not sure it does have to be your own.. I think it works best as you do it immediately when it happens.. There is an enzyme in saliva that starts the digestive process.. that it what helps break down the blood molecules.

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    Super Member grandma Janice's Avatar
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    I love to hand quilt, I've been at it for over 20 years. I have only used metal thimbles and I too have gotten little blood spots that I use my spit to remove. come on ladies, It is readily available and so easy, you can always get some water later and go over it but I've never had anyone even know I did it. I love my oval hoop to do my quilting. just remember to start in the middle and work evenly around out to the edge.It is adictive.

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    Super Member Moonpi's Avatar
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    Central FL
    One thing I would suggest is getting in the habit of loosening your frame at the end of the day. It lets the fabric relax, so you don't have hoop marks. I use a leather thimble on one hand, and a metal one on the other.

    Nothing drapes as well as hand quilting, but machines are so quick.

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