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Thread: Stinky Fabric

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    Okay, so today I finished another scrappy quilt using a lot of old fabric from the 40's and 50's. I found this fabric in my MIL's basement. I hardly ever wash until I'm completely finished with the quilt, I like that puckered look, well this time the stink stuck around! I let it soak for an hour or so then put it through the wash, and it still smells "musty". Any ideas on carefully making a quilt smell better. P.S. I have used tons of her fabric in the past and never had this problem.
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    Arm and Hammer Washing soda or detergent

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    I used vinegar and baking soda in the wash and let dry in sun, took the smell out..

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    Drying it outside in the sun may help. It is a beautiful quilt.

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    Borax.

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    Yep, vinegar should help. Thanks.

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    beautiful quilt.

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    I would wash in vinegar and rinse it a couple of times. Your quilt is beautiful :D:D:D

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    Beautiful quilt!!! Vinegar & hang outside to dry!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granna of 5
    I used vinegar and baking soda in the wash and let dry in sun, took the smell out..
    But in the shade, not in direct sunlight! Don't want that beautiful quilt to fade.

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