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Thread: How to remove old stains from quilt blocks

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    thedixiedragonfly's Avatar
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    Hi,

    Does anyone have a secret recipe for getting the old brown stains out of quilt blocks? I'm trying to finish up some very old projects and have a pieced top that needs some tender attention.

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    Not me...but someone here will have advice for you.

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    Here is a good site that explains all the stain removers pros and cons:

    http://www.quiltersmuse.com/straight_talk_chpt_2C.htm

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    Wow...
    fabulous site with great tips!

    THANK YOU!!!!

    Does anyone know where to get fels naptha soap?
    Haven't been able to find it anywhere around the Gainesville area.

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    Super Member Moonpi's Avatar
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    I've seen Fels soap at the Ace hardware store near me. I wonder if Walmart carries it, sort of an old-timey laundry thing like borax, which I add to my wash all the time.

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    Well I'll be...
    the hardware store....
    never thought of checking at Ace hardware.

    Will put that on my to-do list for tomorrow.

    Thanks for the great tips.

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    Fels Naptha is a bar soap and used to be carried at Wal Mart. Haven't looked lately, but if you can't find it, I have a bar that has been used that I'll give up to you.

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    Am headed to town tomorrow and will stop at Walmart.

    THANK YOU....

    hope they have it at Walmart or Publix

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    I've seen it at hardware stores.

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    I've seen Fels Naptha in the grocery stores with laundry detergents & soaps.

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