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Thread: Mildew

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    Just had someone email me with the question of how to remove mildew from a quilt. Her daughter was traveling by car and somehow her two quilts got wet and mildewed. Anyone have any ideas?

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    Here are some tips http://www.ehow.com/how_18795_remove...-clothing.html I sure hope she gets it out!

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    There seem to be a lot of answers out there, but this pretty much summarizes them:

    First wash as you normally would. If there are still stains, make a paste of lemon juice and salt, apply to the quilt, and let sit in the sun if possible. Then wash.

    Here is a link to one of the articles:

    http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to...ew-stains2.htm

    Good luck to your friend. Hope this helps!

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    I soaked my mildewed wedding dress (what a disaster!!!) in Oxy-clean overnight, and it worked wonders. You can not even see where the mildew was. It worked great.

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    Thanks, I knew some of you would have answers. I've never run into that question before in my class.

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    I sure hope she can get the stains out :(

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    I've used lemon juice and sunshine for years to get mildew and "unknown" stains from the boys clothes, etc. I never used salt with it, just pour pure cheap store brand lemon juice on the stain, hang or lay in the sun and leave it hang until you see no stains. Then wash as normal. I've never had it weaken or bleach out the fabrics, but if you're worried about that, test it first on a small patch.

    Hope it can be saved! Good luck!

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    I always learn something form this forum! :lol:

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