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Thread: Are these blocks doomed?

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    Are these blocks doomed?

    Sometime ago, I made some basket quilt blocks and put them away. I just got them out. They are made with white background fabric. Due to poor lighting in the room where I was working at the time, it appears that the iron may have been a little warm at times. Are these blocks doomed or is there a solution?
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    not seeing them it's hard to tell....but sometimes 'yellowing' does wash away- so finish them up and launder your project-
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    ​You could hand wash with Retro clean and see if they brighten up.

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    Couldn't say for sure without seeing them. But, if the iron was too hot, they may be scorched. I don't know a solution for that. Sorry I'm not much help.
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    I don't think you can tell from the picture that the side strip is discolored.
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    I have used Retroclean for removing yellowing in linens, but I am not sure about scorching

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    Try a little hydrogen peroxide and see if it lifts a little. I read that somewhere and I thought I'd seen it on the board!

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    If you were using starch, and the starch scorched, they will likely wash up just fine. If the fabric itself is scorched, they may not clean up. Hoping you used starch!!!!

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    Maybe tea dyeing?????
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    Are you attached to them? If not, don't feel bad about cutting your losses. Sometimes you just have to say "live and learn" or "oh well, I survived." But if the fabric is not scorched, you could try the methods advised above. If it is, it's a lost cause.

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