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Thread: Old Trick for Removing Drops of Blood

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    Red face Old Trick for Removing Drops of Blood

    Today putting quilt layers together I pricked my fingers and blood drops appeared on white section of pattern! Quickly I cut a long piece of mercerized cotton thread, chewed it to get it soaked with my saliva and then dapped blood drops.
    They disappeared almost immediately. I learned this trick in the 60;s when I worked in the alteration department in a
    small specialty store in Boston. Still works after all these years - sort of like me!
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    Hahaha, I learned this trick during a hand quilting class about eight years ago. I actually pricked my hand during class and felt kind of gross basically spitting on my quilting, LOL*, but it works!!!
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    Been doing that for years, a fan of the "spit method" lol. I always leave my DNA on everything I do, if not blood, spit, a little rub in my hair with a needle to make it slide better, licking the thread (also the eye of the needle will thread easier if it is wet). My kids say I don't need a label, in 100 years they will just scan for DNA and mine will be readily identifiable!

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    thanks for the tip
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    I learned that on here just a couple of months ago. It does work!! I did have to add some peroxide to one spot. I didn't even know I was bleeding so the blood had soaked in for about five minutes.

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    Ahhh, I'll be remembering this, thanks!

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    Great tip, thanks.
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    I have used oxy spray on blood with pretty good luck too. I find the spit works best when the blood is fresh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linda8450 View Post
    Been doing that for years, a fan of the "spit method" lol. I always leave my DNA on everything I do, if not blood, spit, a little rub in my hair with a needle to make it slide better, licking the thread (also the eye of the needle will thread easier if it is wet). My kids say I don't need a label, in 100 years they will just scan for DNA and mine will be readily identifiable!
    I'm going to have to remember to moisten the needle too. I always moisten the thread, just out of habit now.
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    awesome, thanks for the tip.....I'll have to try to remember this one, I'm forever pricking my fingers when hand quilting!!!

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