I have cleverly managed to get a smear of machine oil on my quilt. It is a very small smear (about 1/4" long) but I would much prefer it not to be there. When I have finished quilting and binding I thought I would dab some bar soap on the spot, soak the (very very small) quilt in warm water with dish detergent for a while, and then spin it and line dry. This little wallhanging has a lot of hand applique that I don't really want to stress more than necessary, so I would prefer not to machine wash it.
Do you think this might work? Does anyone have a different approach that might be better?
PS The oil came from my walking foot. It had started jamming up, so I gave it a bit of oil. I've done this many times before with no ill consequences...but *sigh* there's always a first time!