We are cleaning out the apartment of a family member who, along with her mother, were heavy smokers. Your suggestions would be appreciated.
I asked for the quilt completed by my paternal grandmother prior to her death in 1951.
It is composed of 4-inch finished patches of two squares of fabric with flannel as the batting. The edges of each patch are turned under and stitched down by hand. Then, the individual patches are sewn together by hand using a whipstitch.
I need to get the smoke odor out and some of the off white fabric is a more loosely woven muslin. I know everything should be 100 percent cotton, but doubt that the flannel was preshrunk. Hopefully the cotton thread is still strong. Please help me..... Thanks, Kay Susan