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Thread: Update on washing quilt

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    Update on washing quilt

    Just an update on washing my "off-colored,age stained" quilt. I took my quilt to a laundramat and used one of the large washers. I used just a little Iron Hammer detergent. some Oxi-Clean, some non-chloring bleach in warm water. I threw in a couple of "color catchers" just in case there was some color wash out (which there was). It came out "BEAUTIFULLY" I was overjoyed at the results. I could only see all that hard work appliquing the poppies go down the drain, time wasted, but that was not the results. I brought it home, and line dried it. I now have it on the bed in my guest room.

    Thank everyone who took the time to help me solve my situation. As I said before "quilters are the friendliest and most sharing people I know"

    May God Bless All!

    Marion

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    We are so glad it all worked out for you.

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    Before and after pictures???? Please!
    What a labor of love.

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    So happy that it came out! I would love to see pics as I'm sure everyone else would, too!

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    glad to hear of the great results
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    WOW. I try NOT to wash them because they are NOT the easiest thing to do. I always washin washing machine at home with no agitation!! Might try your way since it seems to work. THANKS for the update !!
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    Was it a front loading washer?

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    I have four vintage quilts that have been in the attic for 60 years. I have soaked each 5 times in the bathtub and the water is still tobacco brown. I'm going the laundromat/oxyclean route. Sounds like the way to go.

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    Congrats on an excellent outcome. Pictures would be nice to see!

    I use the laundromat for washing rag quilts. The lint builds up quickly and the drains and vents at a laundromat are industrial strength.

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    Glad this turned out well for you! What a relief!

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