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Thread: Warm And Natural batting ODOR!!

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    Senior Member Mary M's Avatar
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    I haven't noticed odor from the batting but sure have noticed some odors on fabric tat must be chemicals. Sometimes I sneeze like crazy when around certain fabrics. One time I did take some fabric back to the store and told them about the odor...they immediately gave me a refund without any questions. I have noticed at times even the ones cutting the fabric will sneeze and they say they don't have a cold. I haven't been one to wah all fabric but it may be healthier to do it.

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    Use it all the time and never had it happen

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    I use cotton batting all the time and I have a great sense of smell. I can smell food once and copy it. All my batting alsways smells to me I think it is just a cotton smell.

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    send the smelly fabrics back to the seller!

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    They use formaldehyde to set dyes--and other nasty things that those of us who are sensitive have a hard time with.
    I ended up in Er one time wearing a new dress--found out later I was not the only one who got sick---store sent that whole batch of dresses back after MANY complaints.
    so far, the vinegar rinse has not failed me!

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    Thank you for the advice on the vinegar, as soon as I can get out , I'll buy some and try it, I did call the owner and she said she hadn't any other complaints, she did offer for me to send it back, but I really liked the fabric and was hoping to save it...besides I don't want her to think I was looking for a handout, or anything

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    Colorfulquilter, you could try washing the fabrics with your regular soap and add some baking soda and white vinegar to the load. I always do this with fabric or new clothes because I get sick from the odors. It may take a couple of washes - don't dry in between if the smell is still there - to get all of the odor out. It always works for me.

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    I have noticed Warm and natural has a smell as well..it is a cleaner ..I think. It smells like a cleaner we used to have at school...I can't remember the name..but I don't enjoy it either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorful Quilter
    Don't know about the batting, but I received a pkg. of quilting scraps . ordered from EBay, the seller from MI and when I opened the box the smell was soooo bad I had to put the box in another room...It smelled like chemicals..I am VERY sensitive to different odors and this one even made my mouth taste funny!! I contacted the seller, and she didn't know what I was talking about..I placed the fabrics outside for a couple of hours and today the smell is still there..I even had my husband smell and he agreed, don't know what to do about it
    I was told once to wrap stinky/mold smelling items in newspaper and that would help to rid the odors. I also think a good soak in vinegar/water base would rid the odors as it does for the air in the home. Good luck, let me know if you tried this and if it works, hope so.

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    I love the idea of warm and natural, but I too encountered an order. Since I am very sensitive to odors, I do not use is any more.

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