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Thread: Help Stains Out!

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    Help Stains Out!

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    I have stains in old Tea towel W/ Red work so can't use Bleach. Lite yellow I know some of you Know how to get them out!
    I want to make a Quilt with them.

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    Can you use a bleach PEN???

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    I've never done that but it won't work because all the stains are in the redwork

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    how about Oxy Clean?

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    I don't have any on hand and will try if everything here at home won't work! lol I'm going to try a Paste of Borax powder and see what happens!

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    I think there are some products to clean up old linens. Grandma's spot remover and the Carbona line come to mind. I think you can get those at JoAnns and maybe other fabric stores. And How about Oxyclean. I soak my husbands work shirts in oxyclean for up to a week without damaging the embroidered logo. Here is a link I found for vintage linen stains.

    http://reviews.ebay.com/Linda-apos-s...00000000014562

    I googled 'cleaning vintage embroidery stains'
    Hope you find something!
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    I whitened a tea stained block today with washing soda in warm water
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    you can absolutely use bleach with redwork.... my grandmother's linens were covered with embroidery and were bleached with every wash.... just don't pour it on the fabric.... bleach should be in and mixed with the agitator before adding fabric... get some embroider thread and test on a scrap... the bleach is to whiten not to remove all color...

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    efferdent and hot water in a ziploc or air tight container for two days!

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    I always use a product made just for vintage textiles called Restoration. No affiliation--just a great product.

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    On the links page everyone was talking about Retoclean. Ck it out retroclean.com

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    I just saw a product in the Clotilde catalog (or is it Clothilde?) - it even had a picture of a doily and a tea towel which was supposed to have been whitened by that product. Sorry don't recall the name but you can go online to their site and check.
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    I have used both Efferdent and Restoration (not at the same time!) and both are great products for getting stains out. Both would work well for an over all removal from a fabric. You should crush the Efferdent tablet up before you use it; it used to come as a powder, but no longer. Worked better as a powder. Very gentle on cloth. Same as Restoration, which you have to leave to soak, although I always use a Color Catcher with that one. Another soap great for small stains and dirt is plain, old Fels Naptha Soap. It comes in bars if you've never seen it. Just wet it and rub it on the stain, let it sit, and toss in the wash. This is actually great for any kind of stain, quilting and non-quilting, much gentler on the fabric, and a lot cheaper than all those sprays and sticks and what-not.

    Hope you get your marks out!

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