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Thread: Help - where did this come from?

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    Help - where did this come from?

    I am quilting an antique wedding ring quilt by hand and I discovered that all the safety pins I pinned it with has rusted on the quilt and I had to pull them out. Now how do I get the rust stains off the quilt. and why did this happen when I had it right by my chair in the family room? anyone know or can help me...

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    I don't know, but I would try Googling for advice.

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    can't say why it happened, but here are some suggestions I found, using Google, that might help,
    http://www.howtocleanstuff.net/how-t...e-rust-stains/
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    That's why it's best to use only brass safety pins; they won't rust.

    I'm not sure of the best way to remove rust stains. Especially because this is a vintage top, I think I would contact http://www.retroclean.com to ask if their product will work on rust stains. You would want to wait until the top is quilted and bound before cleaning.

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    Those "silvery" safety pins don't need to be in water or to be "wet" to rust; just the humidity in the room air is enough to cause the reaction. Always use brass safety pins on quilts, as mentioned before. They *are* more expensive, but they are also softer to open and close, a nice benefit for the expense.

    I hope you will be able to get the rust stains our when you are finished.

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    I have heard of a product called Whink but I have never used it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Those "silvery" safety pins don't need to be in water or to be "wet" to rust; just the humidity in the room air is enough to cause the reaction. Always use brass safety pins on quilts, as mentioned before. They *are* more expensive, but they are also softer to open and close, a nice benefit for the expense.

    I hope you will be able to get the rust stains our when you are finished.

    Jan in VA
    Hi Jan, You are a wealth of information. I've noticed several times you have know so much about the topic. Thanks for always sharing!

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    straight pins and needles can also rust and leave marks in fabric

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    There is a product called Carbona stain devils #9 for rust and perspiration. It is a small yellow container, you should be able to find it at Walmart with the laundry detergents.

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    I used lemon juice and salt to remove rust stains from overall buckles. Never had it damage any fabric but would test first.

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