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Thread: Blood on your quilt

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    Super Member fivepaws's Avatar
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    Did you know that, as gross as it sounds, if you get blood on your quilt from a finger stick, your saliva (and only yours) will take it out? I learned this from a very experienced quilter.

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    That works really good. I've had to do it a number of times. An alternate method is to use hydrogen peroxide.

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    Really!!
    learn something every day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayquilt
    An alternate method is to use hydrogen peroxide.
    Yep - tried that and it worked.

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    I learned something new today! Thanks!

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    So, how many of you were caught sitting there licking your quilts?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cizzors
    So, how many of you were caught sitting there licking your quilts?!
    lol, nah I'm good I will stick to hydrogen peroxide on a q-tip!

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    Be really careful with full strength hydrogen peroxide. It is a bleach of sorts, and may take out the color as well as the blood. As a nurse, we used it to take blood out of our white uniforms, but I would never use it full strength on colored cotton. The saliva trick really works well, just did it again last week. (Guess I am showing my age, we wore white uniforms long before everyone from the docs to the housekeepers wear scrubs!)

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    I have to give blood every three mos. for diabetes (sometimes 6 mos.) and in March of this year, I started to get in the car and had blood everywhere. Had never done that before. Went back into doctor's office and the nurse poured hyd. peroxide on all the blood and every bit of it came out. Surprised me - I thought the blouse was going to go to the rag heap.
    Dodee

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    Yes, that's one of the first thing my DM told when I started quilting.

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    I had used peroxide but some thing as simple as that, wow i didn't know that.

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    I have heard that. Thanks goodness I've never had to try it.

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    Yes, I knew the trick with the saliva. You don't have to lick your quilts - use a small piece of cotton fabric, wet it and just spot it on your quilts. It works.
    But don't try to ask your quilting friend to do it for you! This is a very personal thing...

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    The quilt was for me and had been a lot of trouble making it - so I left the blood spots on

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