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Thread: Smelly fabric

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    I am taking scraps and making pet beds. I bought fabric at goodwill to use but it smells musty! I've washed it and used fabreeze with no luck. Is it a lost cause? The freezer didn't work either. I know it's just for animals but I wouldnt want my precious dog to lie on it! Any suggestions??

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    Try white vinegar in the wash. I have heard it will remove smells from fabric.

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    You can also throw some baking soda in the water and rinse with the vinegar.

    Or seal it up in a bag with baking soda or charcoal or some kitty litter or newspaper.

    Sometimes I find that it is the dryer that brings the smell out so maybe you could air dry it?

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    I add a bit of amonia to the wash water.

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    Definitely try the baking soda. It's a natural deoderant.

    Or get an "odor eater" and seal the fabric in with it for a day or so.

    Good luck!

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    great ideas

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    Thank you. I will try these and let u know. I'd just throw it away but it's a pretty big piece and had enuf to make a bed and cover.

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