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Thread: Washing Fabric

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    I am finely in my new house enough that I can start on my 29 quilts.

    My problem is, my Mother-in-Law's fabric had mice so it must all be washed. 18 boxes full..... Do you think just Tide and Downy is good, or do I need to use something stronger? It's disgusting....... Also, I only want to wash it on gentle so I get the least amount of fray possible...

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    waiting for responses? I know I would use laundry detergent and either Borax or Arm & Hammer washing soda and then dry. Good luck with all that fabric.

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    In my oponion that would be fine.

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    You need to disinfect the fabric to prevent unwanted diseases :wink: laundry soap and drying is not enough :D:D:D

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    I would have to agree.. if it has had mice in it, it need disinfection. I would start out soaking it in white vinegar and hot water, that is suppose to be disinfecting. Then I would wash them in tide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janell2009
    I would have to agree.. if it has had mice in it, it need disinfection. I would start out soaking it in white vinegar and hot water, that is suppose to be disinfecting. Then I would wash them in tide.
    For how long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUQuilter
    waiting for responses? I know I would use laundry detergent and either Borax or Arm & Hammer washing soda and then dry. Good luck with all that fabric.
    Borax or vinegar?

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    I would use Lysol. It will be expensive, but that would kill the germs. Also I would use the hottest water available. That means I would not go to a laundry mat.
    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR
    Quote Originally Posted by janell2009
    I would have to agree.. if it has had mice in it, it need disinfection. I would start out soaking it in white vinegar and hot water, that is suppose to be disinfecting. Then I would wash them in tide.
    For how long?
    And doesn't vinegar also help set colors, like reds??

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR
    Quote Originally Posted by AUQuilter
    waiting for responses? I know I would use laundry detergent and either Borax or Arm & Hammer washing soda and then dry. Good luck with all that fabric.
    Borax or vinegar?
    And YES, I'm waiting for responses, I'll run to walmart and get what I need. I've been anxious to start this project since we returned with all the fabric, but I won't let it in my house until it's washed.

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