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    How to remove Fray Block

    I recently used Fray Block, by June Tailor and it is supposed to dry clear. I used it on a dark fabric and of course I didn't check to make sure it dried clear because I have never had any problems.. Well it turned white. and since it is washable and dry cleanable I can't get it off my fabric and I want to enter this quilt in a show.. any suggestions would be welcome.. Thanks.

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    If you have a piece of the fabric dab it with the Fray Block. Let it dry then dab with a bit of Dawn Ultra dish soap. See if it washes away. I just saw on another site where Dawn Ultra works like Synthrapol. You can try alcohol to see if it will dissolve the Fray Block and not discolor the fabric.

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    You'd have to try this on some scraps because I don't know the affect it will have on the fabric, but some type of solvent *may* dissolve it. Something like Energene (sp), nail polish remover or paint thinner. However, since it's dry cleanable, solvent may not help.
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    Most dry cleaners use Naptha which is lighter fluid and it isn't a great remover of dried on glue or paint. I would do as Cashs_mom said and try Acetone based nail polish remover first then move up the ladder of things to try ending with Paint/varnish Stripper which will work but I don't know how your fabric will fare.

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    I would get some regular acetone...nail polish remover has fragrance etc.
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    Are there any removal instructions on the label?

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    I had that same problem. It has been a while, but seems to me that I spot soaked it with a dab of Dawn and warm water and it softened it enough to "scrub" it off with my fingernail. I know I did not use nail polish or other solvent on it.

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    Rather then trying to remove it, can you find a permanent marker to match the fabric and colour it? Of course try it on a scrap first before using it on your quilt.

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    how to remover fray block

    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Rather then trying to remove it, can you find a permanent marker to match the fabric and colour it? Of course try it on a scrap first before using it on your quilt.
    The quilt was on the quilter. I was afraid to use any kind of solvent... I tried the dawn by dabbing it on. it didn't work. I finally used rubbing alcohol using a cotton swab and just dabbing it a little at a time.. It worked... thanks for all of your suggestions.

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    Acetone will/ can remove color from the fabric so be sure to test it first if you try this product.

    Please let us know if any of these suggestions worked for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duckydo View Post
    The quilt was on the quilter. I was afraid to use any kind of solvent... I tried the dawn by dabbing it on. it didn't work. I finally used rubbing alcohol using a cotton swab and just dabbing it a little at a time.. It worked... thanks for all of your suggestions.
    Thanks for letting us know what ended up working. Good to know.
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