Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Lesson learned >

Lesson learned

Lesson learned

Old 12-28-2017, 06:27 PM
Super Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 2,833
Default Lesson learned

Today I opened a kit for a crib quilt and discovered a noticeable black greasy spot in the center. Now if I had just purchased it, it would go back to the store with the receipt, but Iíve had it for at least 2 years and I donít even remember where I bought it, much less have a receipt. From now on, I will open any kits when I get home and make sure this doesnít happen again.
tranum is offline  
Old 12-28-2017, 06:31 PM
Power Poster
QuiltnNan's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
Posts: 51,433

not only for 'spots' but to make sure all of the parts are included.
QuiltnNan is offline  
Old 12-28-2017, 06:56 PM
Super Member
JudyTheSewer's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Sparks, NV
Posts: 1,243

I hope you are able to get that greasy spot out.
JudyTheSewer is offline  
Old 12-28-2017, 07:57 PM
Power Poster
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 41,055

I opened a fat quarter bundle only to discover someone had refolded it after spilling what I think was coffee on it. I also had it for a while but how rude! I hope your greasy spot washes out because the coffee did not.
Tartan is offline  
Old 12-29-2017, 04:10 AM
Super Member
ArtsyOne's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Canadian in Minnesota
Posts: 3,078

I'm so sorry this happened to you! Can you work around it or could you applique something over the spot?
ArtsyOne is offline  
Old 12-29-2017, 06:34 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Jeffersonville, In
Posts: 2,621

That's a good lesson to learn. I splurged on a Derrick Lockwood kit several years ago. Life got in the way and I didn't open it right away. When I did I found that one of the fabrics was not included. Bummer. Looking for something to replace it.
KwiltyKahy is offline  
Old 12-29-2017, 01:03 PM
Power Poster
Jingle's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Outside St. Louis
Posts: 38,126

I have only had one kit. It was all there and no spots. Hopefully you will get the spot out.
Jingle is offline  
Old 12-29-2017, 01:09 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 594

I think there are more and more stores that buy returns and seconds and "lots" and then repackage them and sell them for new. I bought a set of bathroom rugs with the cardboard "packaging" stapled to it, holding the two rugs together. When I opened them up at home, there were huge black grease stains on the rugs. Hidden by the carefully placed packaging. Back to the store for a refund!
Garden Gnome is offline  
Old 12-30-2017, 06:00 AM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Shawnee, Ks.
Posts: 34

Try using hydrogen peroxide with some Dawn dishsoap. I have used this and haven't found too many spots it will not remove. I keep a small bottle of about 1/2 c. with 1/2 t. dishsoap in my laundry room and just spray or squirt it on the stain i want to remove, use small brush and then wash. Sometimes it will come out and I don't have to wash it. This solution has removed blood from white sweater so it might be worth a try.
barbaraodle47 is offline  
Old 12-30-2017, 06:10 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Central Missouri
Posts: 462

Try soaking the stain in a strong solution of OxiClean. I have had good results. You may have to leave it overnight or even do it a second time, but I think you will get results.
themachinelady is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
03-08-2011 09:24 AM
10-04-2010 09:11 AM
08-21-2010 09:29 AM
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
06-18-2010 09:10 PM
12-12-2009 08:20 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter