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How to remove ink, rust and brown spots out of your quilt

Old 11-17-2008, 06:39 AM
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Removing ink from a ballpoint pen:
Use cheap hair spray. Saturate the area and blot.
Repeat as necessary. Wash out the hair spray

Removing rust:
Sponge lemon juice on the spot and hold over a
steaming kettle

Removing brown age spots:
Soak affected areas in a mixture of 1 quart
buttermilk, 1 tablespoon vinegar, and 1 gallon of water.
Repeat as necessary; rinse thoroughly when finished.

In case any of you need to remove these type of stains. The more we learn about quilting everyday!!!!

Enjoy :D :D

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Old 11-17-2008, 06:56 AM
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Bebe, thanks so much for posting. I am going to bookmark this because I have a couple vintage tops that need to be repaired and some blocks from my great grandmother that also need attention in the someday pile.

Mom looked like she was going to stroke out when I told her I was going to take care of the stains LOL....but I probably won't use them if I don't get those spots out.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:25 AM
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wonder if the brown spot remover would work on my skin?? (LOL)
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Originally Posted by bearisgray
wonder if the brown spot remover would work on my skin?? (LOL)
Hehe...you try it and let us know how you explain the buttermilk and vinegar fragrance you'll be wearing. lol.
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If he thinks it's going to be coleslaw dressing, that would be fine.
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:00 PM
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Great tips!!!
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