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Thread: Scorched! Help!

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    Super Member Sandra-P's Avatar
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    Unhappy Scorched! Help!

    I am doing a BOM and have scorched the cream colored base block. Is there anyway to wash out the mark the iron left on it? Anyone else do something like this. I feel so inept.
    Sandra

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    I've used white vinegar. I use 50/50 vinegar & water to clean glass & mirrors and use it on fabric to remove stubborn wrinkles. I just used the my diluted solution...dabbed it on w/a clean cloth and gently rubbed the scorch mark. I scorched the white back ground of a couple of house blocks. With patience it'll come out. Good luck!
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    Here's a whole bunch of tips to try.
    http://www.creativehomemaking.com/ar.../123003c.shtml
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    I would replace the fabric if at all possible. Scorched fabric is damaged fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    I would replace the fabric if at all possible. Scorched fabric is damaged fabric.
    ditto....I do that all the time to those white on whites that are too heavily painted!

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    You can rub lemon on it and put in sunshine that should help take it out

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    My grandmother used a mixture of 1/2 water and 1/2 lemon juice and hung the garment in the sun to dry. When she brought it in the scorched spot was gone.
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    Was the base fabric starched? If so, you may have scorched just the starch and not the fabric. Even scorched starch washes out, so that is not a problem. I don't know about actual scorches of fabric -- don't you have to get the iron *really* hot or leave it on *really* long to do that? I've scorched starch many times with the cotton setting on my iron, but have yet to scorch fabric -- even though I'm not very careful.

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    It is for an applique block called Southern Gentleman. It is the base block, no starch. What happened was my bad kitty knocked over a basket of sewing items, pins etc, and I jumped to pick it all up then when I looked up I noticed my iron was still on the block. I have called Common Threads Quilting and left them a message to please send me an extra one to replace it. Thank you to all you who answered and helped out.
    Sandra

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