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Thread: Getting stains out of vintage quilts?

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    I have two quilt tops, a grandmother's flower garden and what looks like a rosebud double wedding ring. But not really. Hard to describe and it isn't finished. It is missing most of the squares centers of the bud-crossings if you will, and sixteen buds from around the edge. I have a bag of the fabric that was used to make the green part of the buds and the squares, but some of the other colors are badly stained. I would love to finish piecing this quilt. There is enought of the green and it seems to have some polyester content, but I haven't tested yet. Anyway, how do I get the stains out of the fabric? Any help would be appreciated. I am pretty certain the tops were made by my paternal grandmother's cousin or her sister. The fabric bag from Colonial Fabrics in Daytona, FL with the reciept from 1964 seals the deal on that one.

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    Check with your LQS, they should have a product that will take stains out of vintage quilts. There's several products made specifically for that.

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    I have no idea how to get the stains out but would love to see the quilt. Could you please post a pic

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I have no idea how to get the stains out but would love to see the quilt. Could you please post a pic
    I will as soon as I empty my full memory card! Either that or buy a new camera and start over. Mine makes me so mad, anyway! My kids made the gagging noise when I told them about the buttermilk formula! Don't know if I'm brave enough to try that one. Eeeesh.

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