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Thread: coffee stain removal

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    Try Borax 20 Mule Team Laundry Powder. Make a paste with water and apply directly on fabric. Let it set overnight and rinse. A pitcher of ice tea got spilled on a brand new off white capris and all of it came out with that mixture. That Awesome stuff is very good but I would be careful with fabric. Hope it comes out.

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    Stretch the stained area over a bowl and secure with a rubber band.
    Pour boiling water through the stain from a height of 2 to 3 feet. Stand back to avoid splatters


    I think boiling water might set the coffee stain

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    hi everyone,

    i soaked my blocks in vinegar and baking soda overnite. the stain is very stubborn and doesn't want to come out. between the oxyclean and vinegar mixture, my blocks has shrunk by a 1/2 in. so the 5 remainder block may not be completed and another ufo will set until i can decide whether or not to ever complete it. i thank everyone for their suggestions and support.

    tea
    "now devastated and an trying to move on to a new project. "

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    I feel so badly for you. Should we get a posse together and come steal the other ladies blocks for you?

    Since all else has failed, try tea dying them to a uniform color and turn them into funky potholders. Maybe you could try out a new quilting technique on them.


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    If you can find a product called "Gal Friday" it will take that stain out. It takes out everything from grease to blood to grass stains and doesn't hurt the fabric.

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    no i don't think that would be good ;-). but you made me laugh. thanks for that and the suggest for making potholders.

    tea

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    never heard of gal friday. where do you buy it

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    I buy it at the grocery store. It is in with the cleaners. Pink and white bottle.

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    I wouldn't give up on it quite yet :wink: If it has only shrunk 1/2" you could rewet it and block it and get it back to the needed size... Sharon Schamber has an excellent video of doing this on her website 8)

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    I use oxyclean all the time. As a matter of fact, I just used it tonight on a top I spilled coffee on. I usually let it set overnight. If it is an old stain, I let it set longer, changing the water and oxyclean.

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    Don't be too hard on the poor lady who did the spilling. I vote for "spilling" coffee on the rest of the blocks and move on. Life is too short.

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    If the stain won't come out I would throw all of the blocks and any of the fabric pieces/scraps into a big bowl of coffee. All would shrink the same and be the same color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    If the stain won't come out I would throw all of the blocks and any of the fabric pieces/scraps into a big bowl of coffee. All would shrink the same and be the same color.

    i have given that a thought. thanks. i'm putting is aside for now and work on something for the holidays.

    tea

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    I know this is kinda late - very busy last week. BUT, I had a full glass of strong tea spilled on my cream colored tablecloth and everyone had just filled their plates, so couldn't snatch the cloth off the table. Needless to say, it was quite a huge stain and I got it out with Biz. I tried several other things, but finally made a paste and let it sit overnight. I think the stain is almost totally out - haven't ironed it yet to be sure.

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    use simple green . It will remove almost any stain

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