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Thread: Need ideas? What to do with cross stitch?

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    I recently found(at Goodwill) a tablecloth, placemats and napkins cross stitched flowers on all.

    What can I do with them? At $ .30 per pound I could not leave them there. Most of the stains came out.

    Someone spent days, months, if not longer working on them and no one to care.

    Sharon

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    Hi,

    What an awesome find, could you make a quilt with them?

    You could take some and put in a cool frame for artwork on the wall.

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    what did you use to get the stains out?

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    Go check out this site:

    http://www.cindyneedham.com/

    Cindy makes quilts using only antique linens with great embroidery and sometimes even leaving the stains on.

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    Think curtains!! Placemats and napkins make great toppers!! I wonder if my kids will use my quilts for dog beds someday, but if they do, I will haunt them!

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    I researched removing stains for a friend with an antique shop. I started with simple washing in warm water my regular laundy soap (what ever is on sale). Lots of times that does a pretty good job. I may add washing soda, it is safe for front loaders as it does not suds.

    I spot treat next with a paste of Biz and water and let till dry. Throw in with a normal wash. If stains are left I dislove biz in warm water let item soak over night. Toss in with normal laundry and add all fabric bleach.

    If there are stains that bother me I will spot treat with a Q-tip dipped in diluted bleach. Just be sure to rinse as soon as the stain is gone. Bleach can be harsh on fabric.

    Hydrogen peroxide is usually safe and a good bet if the stain could be blood.

    Often times I am happy with a general clean up and ignore the stain. I have a round embroidered tablecloth that will always be stained but I love it any way.

    Sharon

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