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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Diet coke, diet pepsi, any thing with that carmel color will stain. I agree with Murphy but if that doesn't work maybe shout or goop (used to clean hands with, I use it for everything!)
    I found that shouting doesn't help much, even when I get really loud! Sometimes cussing works though...

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    I found that shouting doesn't help much, even when I get really loud![/quote]



    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by christina bennett
    These were all really great tips. I am the queen of coffee stain. We take bets on how long my shirt will be stain free. I have found that if through it in the wash with differant stain removers it sets in instead. I have had wonderful success with bloting,one cloth underneath to absorb the stain.
    Ok ladies no divorce court. At least the men try AND HOW many of us have screwed up something of theirs while trying to be helpful?
    I will say I like the radom stain it all .
    I blote even without coffee...

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    Quote Originally Posted by matraina
    Here's a little story similar to the spilled Coke but has nothing to do with quilting. We were having a baby shower for my niece (my Godchild) and I had seen this beautiful crib cake. It was large enough for the guests and rather expensive. On the way to my sister-in-law's the day before the shower, I held the cake on my lap so it wouldn't fall or anything. My husband got into a car accident, and the cake was everywhere. Luckily, my niece knew the owner of a very good bake shop in the area and took it there. He was able to selvage it but it never looked like what it was before the crash.
    My wedding cake had buttercream frosting. My parents picked it up, carefully placed it on the floor in the rear of their SUV, and drove 15 miles to the church. It was quite hot that day, and the sun coming in the back window melted the frosting on one side! They were afraid I'd be upset, but what the heck

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    Oxyclean ususlly works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR
    Diet Coke should not have left a stain. Was there anything else with it?

    I agree with Oxyclean, or maybe try vinegar or club soda.
    Years ago I lived in a tiny rental with beige carpeting. There wasn't room for a coffee or an end table so guests had to place their drink glasses on the floor. My friend Dave put a glass with red wine (!!) on the floor and then accidentally tipped it over. Being young and uninformed, I didn't know how to get it out.
    Months later Dave (again!) set a bottle of beer in the same place on the floor, kicked it over, and the red wine stain came out!!! I'll bet it was the carbonation, probably NOT the hops and the alcohol sugars that did the trick! When I eventually moved and had the carpets cleaned, there was no evidence left of that stain.
    So ever since, I always recommend trying seltzer water for difficult stains.

    P.S. Nope I didn't marry Dave, but we're still friends -- and I always make sure he uses a sippy cup!

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    try dawn dish detergent (the blue one only) and hand rub until it is out then wash with cold water. This has happened to me and the and it worked. It works for all kinds of stains on clothing, I use it all the time. Oh, and FYI it kills fleas on dogs, just don't use too much or to often. Really does!!!

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    I think instead of trying to get rid of the stain, you should 'stain' the whole quilt with diet coke. (unless it is a very disagreeable color!). Many years from now there could be a complaint such as this: " Gee I loved the color when the quilt was 'new' now it has all faded!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janet Leigh
    I agree with finishing the quilt. I love the idea of tea staining it.
    Also, if you can't beat it .. join it. After the quilt is finished, put some diet coke in a spray bottle and spray the back, randomly, so that it matches the original stain. Let it set for awhile then wash the whole thing. You may have just stumbled on to something!! ;-)
    Totally agree. Once I spilled paint on a carpet.... my DH looked at it, took my brush, and dry-brushed that paint across the entire room. Looked great, stayed that way for several years before we replaced it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emerald46
    Redi whip in the spray can..is a miracle worker as well.
    Redi Whip, hmm who would of thought....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariemy
    try dawn dish detergent (the blue one only) and hand rub until it is out then wash with cold water. This has happened to me and the and it worked. It works for all kinds of stains on clothing, I use it all the time. Oh, and FYI it kills fleas on dogs, just don't use too much or to often. Really does!!!
    Dish soap with Lemon also kills fleas...

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    Can you cover over the spots with a appliqued label? or write, with permanent pen, a sort of label words trying to cover in and around those areas.... a little here and little there? or FMQ it from the back side and emphasize those spots to make it look like you intended the spots to be there????

    At least it's clean and washed... baby quilts will get washed alot more... and the baby won't mind. The mom might not even see that part. Good luck

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    That's what I would do as well if the stains don't come out!
    Good luck.

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    Maybe you could tea dye it? So, so sorry...

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    I keep a bottle of dawn dish soap at the washing machine. It has taken out every stain I have ever had. Even set in stains.

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    I think I would dip the whole quilt in the diet coke orwhatever. I don't think you will be able to get the carmel color out. I had a new dress to wear to the office when I started my first job, spilled a coke on my desk, which ran over onto the one side if the skirt. Tried everhting and nothing worked.

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    So what exactly was in that diet coke. I have never had coke to set in like that. It always washes out for me with just a regular washing.

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    Try "Vivid". It is wonderful! It even takes out baby formula stains. I'm not sure what it will do since you've already washed it. I've always used it before I washed the stain. It's worth a try. Good luck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jill
    I would have tried Shout first, but then I always have good luck with it. My MIL said when she used Oxy-Clean that it was very hard on their clothes. I was pinning the Sunbonnet Sue quilt for my DGD last night and stuck myself on a pin. Wouldn't you know that the blood dropped on the white fabric, not any other color. Anyway, it came right out with cold water.

    When I get blood on fabric while pinning or quilting, I spit on the spot. You can see the spot come out before your eyes. Something in your saliva that causes this????????

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    Test peroxide first to ensure it does not pull the color out

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    When all else fails, I take a bar of LAVA soap and wet the soap and the stain and rub gently. S

    Good Luck

    Suzyo far it has removed many stubborn stains that many stain removers wouldn't touch. I don't know how large an area you are talking about but I just work one spot at a time and so far so good.

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    Sorry granddaughter hit some keys just as I was sending. Hope you an understand above post.

    Suzy

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    if you live near a Dollar Tree run and get their cleaning product AWESOME. That's the name of it. It takes everything out - ball point pen, blood, soda

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    Quote Originally Posted by matraina
    Here's a little story similar to the spilled Coke but has nothing to do with quilting. We were having a baby shower for my niece (my Godchild) and I had seen this beautiful crib cake. It was large enough for the guests and rather expensive. On the way to my sister-in-law's the day before the shower, I held the cake on my lap so it wouldn't fall or anything. My husband got into a car accident, and the cake was everywhere. Luckily, my niece knew the owner of a very good bake shop in the area and took it there. He was able to selvage it but it never looked like what it was before the crash.
    i was working for a catering company in florida years ago.. i was driving the van with a wedding cake, white icing with bright royal blue flowers.. i got tboned when a car ran a traffic light.. that cake was everywhere.. 2pm sat afternoon.. way b4 cell phones.. i had to find a phone so i could call work.. they had to replace it...

    the bakery had cakes in the freezer, so they could redo it, but it was very simple & all white... we took some of the flowers out of the centerpieces & used those to decorate the cake..i was white & blue, cause the icing was all over me...

    bride was lovely about it.. mother of the bride stiffed us all on tips because we didn't deliver the cake of her dreams.. b$%%&!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lv2sew2011
    Quote Originally Posted by emerald46
    Redi whip in the spray can..is a miracle worker as well.
    Redi Whip, hmm who would of thought....
    I don't think this is meant to get out the cola stain...but then again maybe it is. But I take it as "shake can, remove lid, point nozzle into your mouth and squeeze as much as you want into your mouth". Repeat until contents of can is either empty or your feeling better about the stain. LOL.

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