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Old 02-20-2013, 09:06 PM
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here is a previous thread about smoke in the fabric: http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...c-t214344.html perhaps you can wait until you are finished with the quilt, or you could put the cut pieces into little bags made for delicate washables. i'm not sure how to treat mildew.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:02 AM
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This may seem a silly comment .
Is it possible the smoke came from the manufacturers as they put the fabric on the bolt?
This is a good reason for always washing fabric as soon as it comes home.

Good luck and I love the suggestions for removing mildew .
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:29 AM
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I would think it warrants an email to the seller/designer. Give him/her a chance to explain. Receiving fabric that smells and has mildew is certainly not the norm...
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:24 PM
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If the designer is a smoker they might not realize the extent of the problem. Definitely alert them. I do a few alterations and had some that reeked of smoke. I just hung them in the back room for awhile and that helped a lot. I would suggest airing the fabric outdoors, if possible. Then finishing the quilt and washing it.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:05 AM
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For the cigarette smell I would put the pieces in a plastic bag with one of those coffee bags that you just put in the coffee maker , like the ones used in hotel rooms. It works wonders. We once wanted to buy a used car and it smelled horrible of tobacco smoke, put those bags under the sears and it took the smell out completely. Not sure what to do with the mildue . Good luck!
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:10 AM
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Definitely try some of these ideas here...they are great! But I'd think it would come out with the first washing after you finished it, if you can stand working with smoky fabrics.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:34 AM
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It's too bad that you would have this kind of eperience from a designer. I certainly hope that you hear back and that they make it right. Good luck on a resolution!!
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:55 AM
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I'm so sorry this happened to you. I believe I would do some complaining!!
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:42 AM
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I have had this happen also.I use X-O odor neutralizer it's a concentrate you mix with water and you can also wash your clothes with it. I will mist (not saturate) my fabric and let it air dry this has helped me with the smoke smell very well. I use a lot of layer cakes or charm pack so you can't wash till quilt is done. I purchased mine from QVC.but I've seem it at Wal-mart and Lowes here in Louisiana.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by LLWinston44 View Post
Okay, I'll try some of these.... I've got enough fabric that I can try them ALL! lol! Now I'm wondering, what should I expect from the seller? I mean, it was from an Andover designer, and from her 'store'....... I don't know what the protocol is here. Am I just out of luck? I kind of feel like.... if I'd have gotten this off eBay then I'm taking a risk, but from a professional? I just kind of think I deserve better than this!
I would make a very large noise using every tool in my possession; Facebook, this forum, the manufacturer and I'd make darn sure Andover knows big time. This is totally unacceptable. Fabric is expensive and you shouldn't accept this treatment any way on any score.
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