Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 21

Thread: Smoke smell in fabric

  1. #11
    Senior Member CompulsiveQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    746
    Oh this makes me feel bad. I'm a smoker, and though I don't smoke in my sewing room, I'm sure the fabs are stinky. I recently send out boxes of scraps (can't be washed). I hope those folks didn't throw them away. Yikes.

  2. #12
    Super Member Tink's Mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    chicago, IL
    Posts
    9,468
    There is a product called Odoban...it is made with natural ingredients, smells great. You put in with your wash. I bought it at Sam's Club...not sure where else.
    Works on smoke smells.
    Works great on urine odors, too.

  3. #13
    Super Member Grammy o'5's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
    1,325
    Spray the fabric already washed with Febreze, and if you have a place to do it, you could try hanging it outdoors - especially if there's a breeze.

  4. #14
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Enid, OK
    Posts
    8,930
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by NauDeeGal
    washing with baking soda, borax, and vinegar with your regular detergent or oxy clean will take the smell out. will also help for mildew or musty smells from storing fabrics in damp places. plus if you can hang outside to dry helps too.
    add to this some good old fashioned SUNLIGHT...and it really works....

    fabreeze will NOT get the nicotine out of the fibers, so don't bother using it!

  5. #15
    Super Member jemma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    adelaide /australia
    Posts
    1,393
    i have found fabreez good for a while but then the smell returns---borax+bicarb+vinigar works

  6. #16
    Senior Member LovinMySoldier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hawaii
    Posts
    981
    Buy a couple of those baking soda boxes that you are suppose to use for the fridge and pantries. The ones that the sides open up but you can't get the baking soda out. Then stick those in a bag with the fabrics and let them sit.

    I also received some charms that were smoke smelling that I didn't want to wash. I asked on here and someone suggested that I stick them in the freezer. I stuck them on a cookie sheet and left them in there for a day or two. Really worked. If you are somewhere where it is still cold out maybe you could stick them in the garage or something. Good luck. If you do end up washing everything baking soda and vinegar in the wash do help.

  7. #17
    Senior Member LovinMySoldier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hawaii
    Posts
    981
    Buy a couple of those baking soda boxes that you are suppose to use for the fridge and pantries. The ones that the sides open up but you can't get the baking soda out. Then stick those in a bag with the fabrics and let them sit.

    I also received some charms that were smoke smelling that I didn't want to wash. I asked on here and someone suggested that I stick them in the freezer. I stuck them on a cookie sheet and left them in there for a day or two. Really worked. If you are somewhere where it is still cold out maybe you could stick them in the garage or something. Good luck. If you do end up washing everything baking soda and vinegar in the wash do help.

  8. #18
    Super Member Country1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Bowling Green, KY
    Posts
    2,437
    spray with febreeze

  9. #19
    Senior Member SewMomma66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    492
    Thanks for all your help. Will let you know what happens!

  10. #20
    okiepastor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    1,503
    Vinegar and soda work!
    also, you can bag it up with charcoal as someone suggested....
    Febreeze is useless on smoke!

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.