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Thread: Help - where did this come from?

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    I am wondering if the rust may be caused, by the high humidities that we had this past summer. While working on a quilt,
    you may want to spread it out, when you put it away in the evenings to work on it the next day. I know that here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, things, this past summer, often felt damp, even with the a/c on. Maybe fresh circulating air is the answer. I am so sorry that you have this problem and am hoping that you can restore it.
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    I hope you can get the rust marks off of your quilt.

    This is great information. I live near the beach and I am a new quilter. I didn't even think about my safety pins. I bought ones marked quilting, but they are silver. I am going to be sure not to pin until I am ready to quilt. Thank you.

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    Retro Clean quilt soak worked for me. It took out rust and who knows what else from an antique quilt my Greatgrandma did and I restored. Wonderful product and I will use it again.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRSh6Lc7Dp4

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    Here in Australia we have a product called Rustiban. It takes the rust marks right out and as far as being safe for fabric I used it on a wedding dress.

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    I've heard this really works too.
    http://www.hancockfabrics.com/Grandm...VVviewprod.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by bakermom View Post
    I used lemon juice and salt to remove rust stains from overall buckles. Never had it damage any fabric but would test first.
    This is exactly what my grandmother told me to do for a rust stain. She also suggested setting the treated item in some sunshine for a little bit if it was stubborn.

    Good luck. How frustrating.

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    I used to put pins in the cut end of fabric that I used a few strips of every once in a while. This happens often with white, black or other neutrals that go with anything, of which I usually purchase yards and yards at one time. Now I set the machine stitch to "very long" and sew a few (just 2 or 3)stitches about 3 inches or more from the cut end. Lift the presser foot and pull the fabric ahead and make a few more stitches, and do that one more time. Be sure the fabric is flat between stitching. Then, when I want a few more pieces off that fabric, the end is still perfect. Saves a lot of time getting the end "cuttable" and saves fabric because you don't have to keep trimming the end each time. When it's time to take out the stitching, just pull those loose threads between the stitches. No pins to rust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncsewer View Post
    Hi Jan, You are a wealth of information. I've noticed several times you have know so much about the topic. Thanks for always sharing!
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    I don't know if you can get it or not anymore because I have had mine for several years but the product I use is called "Penwalt Erusticator". It states on the bottle that it removes rust from cotton to silk. I believe I purchased it at a hardware store. It works really well on fabric..just takes alittle bit and the rust comes right out...If you can't find this particular product I'm sure there are others out there that do the same thing...Good Luck...
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    What about Retro Clean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    I have heard of a product called Whink but I have never used it.
    I have used it, and on some things it is great. Try it if you can find it.

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    I was in a quilt class with Pam Clarke last year and showed her an antique quilt top that had the safety pins left in for who knows how long..She told me to quilt the quilt and finish it and then soak it in the washing machine using Oxi Clean and that should get rid of the rust..I haven't done it yet..but she's the expert. =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bakermom View Post
    I used lemon juice and salt to remove rust stains from overall buckles. Never had it damage any fabric but would test first.
    I agree with bakermom. I have always used lemon juice and table salt for rust stains, then let set a while, preferably in the sun if possible. I have never had any fabric damaged using this method.

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    I have used Whink to remove rust stains from clothing and it works great. Just be sure to follow the directions on the bottle.........

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    Sounds like either the quilt absorbed moisture some how, or the humidity in your house is high. There are products available at JoAnns and Hancocks to remove rust

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