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Old 06-11-2013, 09:45 PM
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I found this beautiful handmade quilt at The Good Samaritan (Goodwill) anyway I washed it in Woolight once I was done I noticed it had a stain and the white is pretty dingy. Is there any thing I can do to brighten it up?

There is also 1 little cut in it that hopefully I can fix, once done I will take pics and post them.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by verna2197 View Post
I found this beautiful handmade quilt at The Good Samaritan (Goodwill) anyway I washed it in Woolight once I was done I noticed it had a stain and the white is pretty dingy. Is there any thing I can do to brighten it up?

There is also 1 little cut in it that hopefully I can fix, once done I will take pics and post them.

IMO, Oxy-clean (brand name or generic) does a great job of brightening fabrics. Let it soak a good while then was gently. Oh and don't be afraid to a lot more than recommended.
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try a spot cleaner/stain remover on the stain if it is only a small spot- then oxyclean or similar detergent booster to brighten it up. are you sure it is supposed to be white? sometimes a light natural fabric is used that is 'almost white' the oxy or detergent booster will still brighten it up...pictures would help us offer advice...*blind help* is hit & miss.
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Some people like Retro clean for old dingy linens.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:15 AM
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Sorry, I have not bought fabric like that. You will get lots of help with this. Just see what works for you.
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Oxy clean (generic or brand name) usually works well for me. If you have a top loading washing machine, add bluing to the rinse.
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http://www.retroclean.com brightens up old quilts. That's what I would use. Someone recently posted about how it took all the yellow out of an old satin wedding dress (so she could make a ringbearer pillow with the fabric).
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http://www.retroclean.com brightens up old quilts. That's what I would use. Someone recently posted about how it took all the yellow out of an old satin wedding dress (so she could make a ringbearer pillow with the fabric).
That stuff is awesome!!!!!
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Originally Posted by verna2197 View Post
I found this beautiful handmade quilt at The Good Samaritan (Goodwill) anyway I washed it in Woolight once I was done I noticed it had a stain and the white is pretty dingy. Is there any thing I can do to brighten it up?

There is also 1 little cut in it that hopefully I can fix, once done I will take pics and post them.
Here is the link to the pictures I just posted-Enjoy

http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...ml#post6118404
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OMG! It's *gorgeous*!!!
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