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    Get sewing machine oil out of your blocks?

    This is what I did today.......Since the deal with dropping my pair of cars off to the upholsterer fell through I decided to spend the day in the studio. I am working on my Snails Trail blocks and I decided to go ahead an oil my machine up since it has been a bit since I have.

    Well I was sewing the blocks and I got little oil spots on the fabric. I do not want to wash the blocks before I put them together and quilt it but will regular "Shout" or the "Advanced Shout gel" get it out when I launder it? Also this fabric is lightly used sheets that I picked up at the thrift store and they have been previously washed and ironed with TONS of starch.

    What should I do?

    Billy

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    I would try hand washing the spots out in the sink now using the shout gel. The longer it sits, the harder it will be to remove.

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    I think I have heard about baking soda or corn starch used to absorb the oil, but I have never tried it .

    Hope you find a way to get it out

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    I was working on my daughters car after the storms this past weekend when she played U-Boat captain :roll: and I got oil and rusty grease on my favorite shorts. They are a light khaki color almost white and I did not think I would get the oil and stuff off of them.

    I used the Shout Gel and you can not tell it was even dirty!! So I am hoping it will come out because these blocks are a pain to do!!!

    Billy

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    Dawn or Goop will take out most any oil substance.

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    I can not say it enough AWESOME!! I just did that last week while quilting on an old linen cloth. I sprayed with Awesome, let is sit for a few minutes and rinsed the spot. Gone!! Beware, the Awesome will make the oil look pink for a while and then is all gone. Find it at the dollar store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    I can not say it enough AWESOME!! I just did that last week while quilting on an old linen cloth. I sprayed with Awesome, let is sit for a few minutes and rinsed the spot. Gone!! Beware, the Awesome will make the oil look pink for a while and then is all gone. Find it at the dollar store.
    Another product to add to my arsenal!! I also like goo gone for non fabric sticky removal. :D

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    That sounds like a great product. I need to try it. Thanks for the tip.

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    If you can find Lestoil, it works great at getting grease, ink, etc out, but it is getting hard to find around here.

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    I've used shampoo for oily hair....!!!

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