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    Feed Sack find & spray on hydrogen peroxide

    I found this at a resale shop in a rag box, who would have thought the French would have such a thing???
    Any way you can see in the first photo the black marks on the feed sack. Well, I have to have it clean, so I threw caution to the wind and brought out of the medicine cabinet some spray hydrogen peroxide and using a soft nail brush I hit the greasy spots. The second photo show the final results. I hate the red on the boat faded, however I would prefer the end results any day. What do you think?
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    Who knew!!! Never would have thought about peroxide for grease!!

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    Great find. And the faded red just gives it a "vintage" look.

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    Fabulous avatar...I love the Texas flag. No wonder since I was born in Houston and grew up in Dallas!!!
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    Next time you might want to try something like Retro Clean (http://www.retroclean.com ). Hydrogen peroxide is probably best reserved for spot treatments. Still, the feed sack will look beautiful in a quilt; it now has patina!

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    This feed sack is *in* French, but is not *from* France. It is from Bobo-Dioulasso, in the north, or Abidjan, a harbor city in the south on the Ivory Coast of Africa between Liberia and Ghana. I guess grain is grain and packaged similarly and the most expedient way everywhere. Interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    This feed sack is *in* French, but is not *from* France. It is from Bobo-Dioulasso, in the north, or Abidjan, a harbor city in the south on the Ivory Coast of Africa between Liberia and Ghana. I guess grain is grain and packaged similarly and the most expedient way everywhere. Interesting!

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    If they ever have partners on Jeopardy, I want to be yours! Very interesting info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    This feed sack is *in* French, but is not *from* France. It is from Bobo-Dioulasso, in the north, or Abidjan, a harbor city in the south on the Ivory Coast of Africa between Liberia and Ghana. I guess grain is grain and packaged similarly and the most expedient way everywhere. Interesting!

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    Thanks for the info. !
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    Interesting feedsack. I never knew peroxide would take out grease. Wish I had known that a couple years ago. I messed up a bunch of muslin with grease spots. Will try to remember this so if it happens again, I can give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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    The best thing to take out grease is "Lestoil". I have a son and DH that love to tinker w/mechanical things which means lots of grease in their clothes. Even if you have washed and dried it, it will take it out. And it won't fade anything. I use peroxide to spot clean. Learned from my DN, ER nurse, now a Nurse Practioner.

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    I prefer Greased Lightning for grease stains, even if I have washed and dried an item. I did not like the smell of Lestoil and had better luck with Greased Lightning. Greased Lightning, hydrogen peroxide and liquid Oxy-Clean are my go to stain removers.

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    Did you dilute the peroxide? I have tried using it and accidently used it full strength and it ate away the fabric.
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    Just a thought, and maybe not even a good one but here goes.......The area of the ship that faded the worse, maybe you could go over it with a permanent fabric marker?

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    When I was a kid and my brother got his pants either grassy or greasy with fixing bikes, mom would take good ole crisco and smear it on the stains before washing. Came out every time. Never heard of using hydrogen peroxide but if it works, then it works.

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    Hydrogen Peroxide is an old name for Oxy-clean.You can use it in your laundry and in your dishwasher.

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    I agree with Prism99, I use retroclean on all my antique quilts and lace. Works fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by judykay View Post
    Did you dilute the peroxide? I have tried using it and accidently used it full strength and it ate away the fabric.
    full strength, stayed with it.
    Just passing through!

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    Thanks for the tip. I didn't know that peroxide would remove grease.

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    Dollyo-
    Where do we find the product Lestoil?

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    Peroxide would have been my absolutely last choice for a cleaner. It will bleach the color out of almost everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ioftheneedle View Post
    Dollyo-
    Where do we find the product Lestoil?
    Lestoil will be found in the cleaning products aisle of all most any big box (eg. Walmart, Target, KMart etc) store or grocery store.
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    Judy in Lower Michigan

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