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    Super Member Donna P's Avatar
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    stain removal

    Help please! I made a quilt a year or so ago and after the washing of it I noticed on the back(white backing)there is a small faint yellowish stain of some sort ....almost looks like pickle juice stain. it's not very noticeable you really have to look to see if but I know it's there and if your like Iam it's gonna bother you til you find a way to remove it. Any suggestions? I don't want to use a bleachy liquid on it as Iam afraid it might take the colors out of the pattern on the front. I hope someone has a suggestion as to what I can try.

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    How about Oxyclean? It is not a bleach. I use it all the time.

    Or you can get a bottle of "Grandma's Secret Spot Remover." That is supposed to be great also. I saw it at my LQS.
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    I've used Grandma's" and it is good, but my favorite stain remover of all time is Zout. You can get it most anywhere. The first time I tried it, I successfully removed old, many times laundered and dried-in stains on clothes which had previously not been removed by a myriad of other stain remover products. I was amazed!

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    I agree with "Justa bit crazy". I use Zout for just about everything and IT WORKS, even
    on stains that you might think that would never be removed.
    I also use Oxy Clean too, but Zout is my favorite.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I agree trying Zout on it. I think Zout is sold at Walmart now as well as grocery stores. If you're not satisfied with Zout, I would try http://www.retroclean.com

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    I have used Grandma's and my only problem with it is you can't soak in it, it has to be applied to each spot. I works great, even on stains that have been washed and dried many times. I got something at the LQS to soak some vintage lace (gray and yellow because it was so old) and it turned out very white. Only trouble is I can't remember what it's name was. Got it at the LQS also. I guess I'm not much help, sorry.
    Sue

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    Products I have used and loved:
    Soil Love from the 99cents store
    Grandmas secret spot remover, but do test for colorfastness
    Prespot from melaleuca

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    I got something (never did figure out what) on a white area of a customer's quilt....little black spots. I made a strong solution of oxyclean and dabbed it on the spots. Did that twice and they were gone. The quilt was still on the frame when I did this. It works. I may need to look for this Zout...I've never heard of it!

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    My goodness Zout has been around forever....thought I was the only one that used it !!!
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    Is it a spot you can hand stitch a label or pretty appliqué over?

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