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    Goodwill Jackpot

    I found this beautiful handmade quilt at The Good Samaritan (Goodwill) anyway I washed it in Woolight once I was done I noticed it had a stain and the white is pretty dingy. Is there any thing I can do to brighten it up?

    There is also 1 little cut in it that hopefully I can fix, once done I will take pics and post them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by verna2197 View Post
    I found this beautiful handmade quilt at The Good Samaritan (Goodwill) anyway I washed it in Woolight once I was done I noticed it had a stain and the white is pretty dingy. Is there any thing I can do to brighten it up?

    There is also 1 little cut in it that hopefully I can fix, once done I will take pics and post them.

    IMO, Oxy-clean (brand name or generic) does a great job of brightening fabrics. Let it soak a good while then was gently. Oh and don't be afraid to a lot more than recommended.
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    try a spot cleaner/stain remover on the stain if it is only a small spot- then oxyclean or similar detergent booster to brighten it up. are you sure it is supposed to be white? sometimes a light natural fabric is used that is 'almost white' the oxy or detergent booster will still brighten it up...pictures would help us offer advice...*blind help* is hit & miss.
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    Some people like Retro clean for old dingy linens.

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    Sorry, I have not bought fabric like that. You will get lots of help with this. Just see what works for you.
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    Oxy clean (generic or brand name) usually works well for me. If you have a top loading washing machine, add bluing to the rinse.

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    http://www.retroclean.com brightens up old quilts. That's what I would use. Someone recently posted about how it took all the yellow out of an old satin wedding dress (so she could make a ringbearer pillow with the fabric).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    http://www.retroclean.com brightens up old quilts. That's what I would use. Someone recently posted about how it took all the yellow out of an old satin wedding dress (so she could make a ringbearer pillow with the fabric).
    That stuff is awesome!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by verna2197 View Post
    I found this beautiful handmade quilt at The Good Samaritan (Goodwill) anyway I washed it in Woolight once I was done I noticed it had a stain and the white is pretty dingy. Is there any thing I can do to brighten it up?

    There is also 1 little cut in it that hopefully I can fix, once done I will take pics and post them.
    Here is the link to the pictures I just posted-Enjoy

    My Goodwill Find
    My Gummy Bear Died
    My Unicorn Ran Away
    My Imaginary Friend Got Kidnapped
    The Voices In My Head Won't Talk To Me
    Oh No! I'm Going Sane!

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    OMG! It's *gorgeous*!!!

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