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Thread: removing smoke from a quilt

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    Junior Member G-maBecky's Avatar
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    removing smoke from a quilt

    A friend at church this morning asked me how to remove cigarette smoke from a quilt she received. I know there was a discussion on here about this topic within the last couple of weeks, but don't know how to find that discussion. Can anyone here help me with this? There were many good ideas!!

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    I do believe one way is to wash it with vinegar. Not sure if one cup was the right amount or not.

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    You could put it in a garbage bag with baking soda or activated carbon for a couple days.
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    I had heard the vinegar thing as well

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    Here are some previous threads about removing the smell of smoke from fabrics

    Inherited someone's stash tonight, but...

    smoke smell on scraps

    Quilt Cleaning Cigarette Smoke Odor -- NEED ADVICE!!!

    lot's of good advice!
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    my son had a lot of smoke damage fom a small fire in their basement & the insurance company told them to use acup of vinegar & a 1/2 cup of baking soda in the wash.

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    I had this exact same problem. The smoke smell was so bad we could not sleep under the quilt. Took it to the cleaners and they did not get the smell out. The quilt was too big for my washer so washing it was out.

    What I did was put it in the dryer with two wet towels and about 5 dryer sheets. That did the trick. Smell was gone.

    Hope this helps.

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    Lots of sunshine.

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    Get some Febreze Laundry Odor Eliminator (I am sure there are other brands, but I've only ever used this one. Use it to wash the quilt. Believe me, it works. I have an 85 year old Aunt in a long-term care facility -- I do all her laundry, and believe me sometimes that laundry reeks worse than anything you can imagine. This is something you put into your wash water, not something you spray on the quilt. Vinegar will probably help, too, but I've never tried that. I know, like you, I cannot bear nicotine smells/stains -- it sets my asthma off in a major way! It's worth the price of a bottle of the Febreeze Laundry Odor Eliminator.

    Jeanette Frantz

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