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Old 08-07-2011, 08:51 PM
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I agree with Julie R....people are responsible to look after their own allergies so be honest, up front and they buyer will decide if they want to buy. Good luck.
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:02 PM
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In the olden days men used to have a smoking room and they would wear their smoking jackets and I guess that was for a reason. If you smoke and you have a room you can smoke in, good for you. Cats and smoke don't sell many items lol. I have three little dogs and Teddy likes to rummage through my scraps when they hit the floor, he is the only one that does that and it would just be on scaps that would remain with me...they all just had their weekly baths and shaves and clean bedding. I keep them very clean.

Anyway, my son is here for a couple months he smokes and so does my nephew and my sister when they visit from England....they smoke on the patio, outside. if it's cold they smoke in the garage, I make no exception, no smoke in the house ever.
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:03 PM
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I am sensitive to scents and recently was gifted with a used air purifier. It works fabulously! My husband and I love it.

You might want to check around for used ones and try one out. We will probably not be without one now.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:18 PM
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When I've bought things from garage sales that smell like smoke, no amount of washing would get it all the way out. I can smell it from across the room. Same goes for the perfume, potpourri, etc mentioned above so I guess my nose is sensitive all around. I also use unscented detergent and no fabric softener.

Something to try would be bio-kleen bac out. It smells like citrus and you can add it to wash to remove smells from fabrics. I use it for some wash but I didn't have it back when I bought the smoke smelling things so I don't know if it would have worked on that.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:19 PM
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I don't smoke and I hate the smell of smoke but I say give it try maybe no one will notice and if they do oh well.
Smokers buy pretty things also.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:29 PM
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Hi, I just have to say loved the "Sewed by a non-smoking cat"...

As to the original question, we don't smoke, and our beloved cat died 3 years ago this coming Labor day... :-(. I would think if you wish to make a quilt for others, you should do it! Then would make sure and state "smoking, and/or pets", just like I state "no smoking, and/or no pets"...that way everything is up front...I grew up in home with smokers, and I always hated it...and with the allergies of my dh and our son when he lived at home, there was/is never any smoking in our house. That being said, we make the rules for our house, just like others make the rules for theirs...
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by wanda lou
I don't smoke and I hate the smell of smoke but I say give it try maybe no one will notice and if they do oh well.
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Maybe no one will notice?? If they do "oh well"?? Really? I guess if she's selling in person that would work but if someone buys something online, is not told it's from a smoker's home, and gets it and it smells like smoke, they probably will not be a repeat customer and won't recommend her items to anyone. That's bad business. :thumbdown:
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
I have had my migraines more or less under control for a lot of years, but even today I can not linger in the soap/cleanser/bleach/candle areas of grocery stores. I can smell it as soon as I walk in a few feet, so I know what I want and go straight to it and then leave.
I have the same problem with the soap/detergent aisles AND I can't go in the aisle with the rubbermaid and sterilite storage. The plastic smell gives me a headache or sometimes a migraine every time. I have to literally hold my breath when we walk past those aisles.
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:03 PM
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I'm a smoker and have a dog..I also make thngs that sell from time to time..I've never had anyone complain about it..however I do wash what's going out and package it with a dryer sheet when it leaves me..also smoke inside..because I'm in Arizona and it's too hot not too..but my sewing room is upstairs and I smoke in the kitchen area only..with the exhaust fan on !!
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by MelodyWB
I'm a smoker and have a dog..I also make thngs that sell from time to time..I've never had anyone complain about it..however I do wash what's going out and package it with a dryer sheet when it leaves me..also smoke inside..because I'm in Arizona and it's too hot not too..but my sewing room is upstairs and I smoke in the kitchen area only..with the exhaust fan on !!
But do you disclose that information? To me, a dryer sheet would be only slightly less of a problem than smoke smell but still a huge problem. I bought some bounce sheets to try for repelling mosquitoes. I couldn't stand the smell so I put the box of dryer sheets in a ziploc bag and put it in the garage. I hated to throw it away. :roll: For a couple of weeks I could barely stand to go in the garage because all I could smell were those dryer sheets. I finally just threw them away. I can't even shop at goodwill or other resale shops or at garage sales because of the strong smell of fabric softener.

btw the mosquitoes don't seem to mind the smell.
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