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    can any one help me? I just finished a cross stitch quilt that was pre printed for hand quilting. and need to know how to get out the blue dots.

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    They are supposed to come out when you wash it. Did you wash it yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camping Betty
    can any one help me? I just finished a cross stitch quilt that was pre printed for hand quilting. and need to know how to get out the blue dots.
    this is the second one I have done. the first one I washed, no luck, sent to dry cleaners, no luck I was sick but since I had already purchased the second one I finished it. but have not washed it or any thing, thought I could get advice before I touched it.

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    Good luck. Hope u get them out.

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    It depends on the age and the manufacturere. for years they were printed with a hot press method and didn't come out unless they were washed and bleached frequently.
    Did the info indicate the ink was a wash out ink? Some ompanies the past few years have printed in a wash out ink.
    dIt sounds like you have the head print method and it most likely won't come out. Sorry

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    I finished my quilt at 1.30 today and put it in my bath tub with cold water. rubbed gently. and then put it in the washer for another rinse. and now it is on a sheet on my car to dry. cant really tell
    yet, but I think most of the dots came out yea!!!!!

    (on the instructions it said to cover the dots with thread !!!
    will, I would have had to used six strands of embroidery
    thread and do perfect stitches I thought that was dumb.
    i bought both kits about the same time.

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    do you know the reason the instructions to say to cover the dots with thread????????? It's because the manufacturer know they won't come out in washing.

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    yes that is exacetly right and I probably want take a chance with another one from Hershiners
    please excuse the spelling :lol:

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