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Thread: oil spots on quilt top

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    As I was working on a small panel baby quilt, my new machine "dripped" oil (?) onto the top as I quilted it. At least I think that's what happened. Any ideas on how to remove them so I can gift the quilt would be so appreciated. You all have been so helpful & instructional in ways you cannot begin to imagine. I know you will give me ideas on how to fix this! Thanks, Sybil

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    Dawn dish detergent works well on oil....maybe try a wee bit of it? Will keep an eye on this thread to see what others say.
    sass

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    Dishwashing detergent is about the best for oil just rub it in and let set a few min or longer then wash in cool water.

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    Hi Sybil,

    I'm so sorry this has happened to your quilt.

    If the Dawn dish soap does not work then I would try Grandma's Secret Spot Remover. It can be found at Hancock Fabrics and JoAnns etc. Also do not dry in the dryer until you get the spot out, simply use a washcloth with the soap and then rinse well, and let air dry. You can launder in the washer and spin, but don't put in dryer until checking once it has completely dried. You may not be able to tell if the spot is gone until dry. Once you are sure the spot is gone the you can launder normally but not until then.

    Pam M

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    I would add a lot of baby powder to the area before washing it. The powder absorbs most of the oil before you wash it.

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    I was told, a long time ago, that shampoo would take oil out.
    Sue

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    There is a product called "Grandma's Spot Remover."
    It works great for oil, grease, etc.

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    Thanks ladies, I knew I could count on you to give me the right approach!! :-)

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    My daughter did a queen sized Sonbonnet sue quilt a couple of years ago. She had alot of time invested in it. She found a spot that had oil on it and she doesn't know how it got there but she was unable to get it to come out and so she appliqued a little tiny blue bird over oil spot and then placed a few more randomly all over the quilt so that it makes it look like they were supposed to be there.

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