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    Old 03-27-2013, 04:30 AM
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    Oh my!!! I am so upset. I oiled my machine yesterday and I guess I got too much. It leaked a drop about the size of a quarter onto my backing fabric!! Does anyone know how I can get it out without washing? It is already in the quilting process! Luckily it didn't get on the top. Help!!!
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    Old 03-27-2013, 04:40 AM
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    I've had good luck with the Shout Advanced in the spray can. It says it is for greasy stains.
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    If the Shout doesn't work: Blot as best you can with a paper towel or dry washcloth. Then cover both sides of the stain with a heavy layer of baby powder (cornstarch would probably work, too), place the area on a hard surface, and put a couple heavy books on it overnight. Brush off baby powder in the morning and see how it looks. Repeat if needed.
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    I use Dawn dish liquid for oil type spots. I figure if they used it to take oil off wildlife from oil spills than it should work on my much smaller "spills". Spot clean it with a few drops. It is very effective , so much so I keep a bottle near my washer.
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    Originally Posted by Lori S
    I use Dawn dish liquid for oil type spots. I figure if they used it to take oil off wildlife from oil spills than it should work on my much smaller "spills". Spot clean it with a few drops. It is very effective , so much so I keep a bottle near my washer.
    I do the same thing! Shhhhhh...we don't want the makers of Dawn to get wind of it and then try to package it as a laundry aid and charge an enormous price!! I think it works better than Shout or Resolve and sometimes Oxyclean
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    I too use Dawn dish washing liquid. Nearly always works. Especially if I get to it quickly.

    #1piecemaker, maybe you could treat and wash just that spot and not the whole piece of fabric.
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    I read yesterday that you can rub regular chalk on a grease stain . Supposedly the chalk absorbs the oil and you can brush it away. I would try it on a sample 1st tho...after the Dawn attempt!
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    I got grease on my double wedding ring quilt. After my crying fit, I came to the board for advice. I was told to use Dawn. I scrubbed it with a bit of Dawn and a damp rag. It came right out.

    This board should be in charge of the world. They know how to fix everything.
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    Dawn dish liquid always does the trick for me.
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    Old 03-27-2013, 12:18 PM
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    If perchance the Dawn isn't sufficient you can try GermX or other waterless hand sanitizer/cleaner.
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