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Thread: question from my grandma

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    Senior Member ejpkam's Avatar
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    question from my grandma

    My grandma is very sick and in the hospital. She took her embroidery work and is finishing a tablerunner and accidently got some spots of blood on it from her IV line. She is very upset and doesnt know how to get it out and feels it is ruined. It was gonna be a present for my sibling. I told her I would ask you sweet people if you had any ideas on how to remove blood stains from very white embroidery linens.
    Thank you very much it is much appreciated.
    ELIZAJANE

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    I just removed some blood spots from a quilt with Hydrogen Peroxide on a cotton ball. It came out real easy.

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    There was just a discussion about this here on the Board. Just do a search for "removing blood" and all the great suggestions should come up. Good LucK!

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    Ask a nurse what they use to get blood out. They should joyce jhave some idea.

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    If plain old COLD water doesn't do the trick, then go for the peroxide. Try the lightest water/peroxide solution you can first and work your way up full strength peroxide. Make sure you rinse the fabric thoroughly with cold water after as the peroxide can deteriorate fabric over time.

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    I have had wonderful results with Oxi Clean laundry Stain Remover on blood stains. Just spray a little on the spots and it bubbles up and then rinse out. I have also cleaned old quilt blocks with the same results.
    Julie

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    For future reference -

    This sounds unusual, but is an OLD trick...
    When you prick your finger and get blood on what you are working on, use a little of your own saliva on the spot immediately. For some reason, it takes out the spot.
    Quilt Mom

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    Her own salivia will remove "her" own blood. If it's only a couple of small spots it should be easy. The other thing is peroxide.
    Judy

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    Her own saliva.

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    Saliva?! I had no clue! Great tip. I usually resort to peroxide.

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