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Help with rust marks please

Help with rust marks please

Old 09-22-2010, 03:41 PM
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Does anyone have any suggestions about how to get rust marks out of your quilt? i have left my safety pins in my quilt for far too long (3 years, but dont tell) and the pins are rusted in, I can pull them out, but it leaves a line of rust about 1/2 inch long on back.
luckily hardly any marks on front. Any suggestions would be welcome.
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:46 PM
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I just searched and found this link, scroll down to rust

http://www.quilthistory.com/stain.htm
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What color is the fabric on the back of your quilt?

If it is a light color &/or you test it and it proves colorfast, use an oxygen type bleach (not clorine based) on the marks and they should lighten & disappear.
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:47 PM
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Products that remove rust stains are usually highly acidic - you might want to try something like CLR on a scrap piece first. Good luck.


Have you looked in the Carbona website? They make great stain removers.
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:59 PM
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Back is a light cream homespun, front is cream on cream candlewick. Thanks for quick replies
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:03 PM
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Craftybear,
You are such a big help to all of us quilters. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
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I used cream of tarter, got the area wet, dumped a pile on it, wrapped the spots in a wad to keep it wet and let sit . Stains came out, and they were big ones.
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Thanks Carol, I might give that a try.
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I have used Whink, a rust remover, found in most grocery stores in the aisle with detergents, etc. I have used it on colored and white cloth without any damage. It works so quickly you can see the stain disappear. Good luck. Something like that can be so frustrating.
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