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Thread: HELP!!! SMELLY FABRIC!

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    Super Member knlsmith's Avatar
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    HOLY HOLY COW!!. I bought 3 jelly rolls of daydreams by Deb Strain for Moda off of ebay. Got in mail today and I have NEVER SMELLED CIG SMOKE SOOOOOOO BAD! We had to put them in the bed of the truck they were so bad.I am a smoker. I do NOT smoke indoors ANYwhere. I dont really smoke very much.

    Nothing I sew EVER comes in contact with smoke at anytime. Even if it is in the car and i am traveling. I will stop or just not smoke at all.

    Ok, deep breath. How do I get this smell out of jelly rolls without washing them? I am afraind they would fray so much I cant use them. I have big plans for them and searched high and low for them. It is my all time fav fabric line.
    ok, I know someone here will have a great idea. Someone always does.
    Thanks SO much!

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    well I am not sure other than leave them sitting out in fresh air for a week and see if it somehow dissiaptes long enought to sew with them ..so you can wash them?

    Another thought is maybe you could try dryell? I am not sure...maybe someone else has better ideas?? Sorry

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    You can try taking the strips apart and letting them sit in the sun outdoors. And fabric softener sheets in a plastic bag after that. Once you get the quilt made you can wash, wash, wash and everything will be fine. Just sew quick!

    And no more deep breaths! Wear a mask!

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    I live in central illinois. the weather is so bad here right now. Mud one day, ice, and then snow the next. I wish i could hang them on my line.

    I have kept them wrapped in the roll. i put them In a plastic bag with a dryer sheet(it isnt touching them) and tie d the bag tightly closed so it doesn't stink up my house.

    What is dryell?

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    Seal them in a plastic bag with a bar of deodorant soap for a couple of weeks. You need either Dial or Safeguard deodorant soap. This also works for books.

    I bought a couple of bolts of a fusible interfacing from an auction that smelled of cigarette smoke and the deodorant soap took the smell out.

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    My only thought was to try to soak them in vinegar water. It seems to get the smell out of everything. You could then rinse them and let them hang over some kind of drying rack. That should minimize fraying.

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    Please keep the awesome suggestions coming. I am going to take a nap. Had to go to dr. yesterday. bad sinus and chest infection. I will check back later.

    Again, thank you all sooooooo much.

    God bless and see ya later.
    :)

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    there is a spray that I have used called smells b gone that seems to work.

    I think if you mist it slightly that should help.

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    I would try something like febreeze fabric or something else that is made for fabric that is an odor eliminator.

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    I was gonna suggest Frebreze but Mom beat me to it.
    When my Mom stayed at my Aunt's house, who was a heavy smoker. She put her suitcases outside for a few days then placed fabric softener sheets in them while they were stored.
    Dryell is a do it at home dry cleaning sheet (kit) I use them all the time, works great. A pre moistened sheet (has dry cleaning chems on it) toss the items in the bag provided and put it in the dryer for 30 minutes on low heat.

    I quit smoking 6 years ago on my Mom's 76th b-day. I spent weeks after wards shampooing, dry cleaning and scrubbing everything that was in the house.

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