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    The best thing I have ever used to remove any body fluids from fabric is Vivid! Not everyone carries it but Wal-Mart does. It's in a yellow bottle with a blue lid. Have driven miles for this stuff. I swear by it. Even removed old baby formula from old old clothes. Works wonders on any human type stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejpkam View Post
    My grandma is very sick and in the hospital. She took her embroidery work and is finishing a tablerunner and accidently got some spots of blood on it from her IV line. She is very upset and doesnt know how to get it out and feels it is ruined. It was gonna be a present for my sibling. I told her I would ask you sweet people if you had any ideas on how to remove blood stains from very white embroidery linens.
    Thank you very much it is much appreciated.
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    I'm a blood handler for our local blood bank, and frequently get spots on my pants or shirt. I take them ALL out with either cold water or hydrogen peroxide. Also at home I've used just plain moistened meat tenderizer.
    Never, ever use hot water on blood stains. I always wash everything, except for stained whites that need bleaching, in cold water. They always come out clean.

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    If the saliva doesn't work due to time lapse, try an oxiclean paste. Let it sit, then rinse with cold water. Repeat, if necessary. Hope grandma regains her health soon.

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    I read here that someone uses Murphy Oil on ink, blood etc. and it does not leave a residue.

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    Your own salvia works, I've used it many times.
    It is what it is ...deal with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred singer View Post
    wow I'll have to remember that information for some reason I was thinking cold salt water
    Cold salt wate will set a dye. I would assume it will do the same for blood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by galvestonangel View Post
    Your own salvia works, I've used it many times.
    This is the best solution for small bits of blood. Saliva's job is to break down food, it will dissolve the blood quickly. I do this with my children's clothing, etc. Spitting on your quilt is best done with no one looking, you will get strange looks... unless you're sitting with other quilters.
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    I have always had success with using the saliva of the person whose blood it is that stained the fabric... My kids used to think I was weird asking them to put some of their saliva on a q-tip or cotton ball but it worked every time. I have also used a diluted peroxide solution of half water and half peroxide on a q-tip and worked it into the area. Make sure you rinse well with a q-tip dipped in straight water after you get the spot out. Peroxide is hard on fabric. Good luck to your grandma. Hope she is well and out of the hospital soon.
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    I have heard to use peroxide.

    You are a very sweet Granddaughter!
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    For small blood spots coming from your own pricked finger, use your own saliva to rub them out. It has something to do with identical enzymes. I have tried it and it works!

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    Take it from someone whose job involved getting splashed with blood---always cold water, with NO soap. Keep running it under cold water and rubbing the fabric against itself, or use a nail brush or toothbrush to rub it. If that doesn't work, soak it overnight with cold water (no soap) and try rubbing again. If there is still a faint stain, then try the diluted peroxide as previously explained. Be sure to rinse well immediately. It's not ruined, but it may take some work. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmquilter View Post
    When I first got into quilting it was suggested to keep about 12" of thread in your mouth---if you do get blood on your project--put the little wet ball on it and it will be gone. I have used this method and it had worked every time.
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    In the old days, women always had a piece of thread in their mouth while they were patching, embroidering, and even spinning wool. They kept it there for this exact reason. I read about this years ago when I was in high school and I am now in my sixties so it is a very old remedy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M.I.Late View Post
    The best thing I have ever used to remove any body fluids from fabric is Vivid! Not everyone carries it but Wal-Mart does. It's in a yellow bottle with a blue lid. Have driven miles for this stuff. I swear by it. Even removed old baby formula from old old clothes. Works wonders on any human type stuff!
    I agree about Vivid...adn it's true not everyone carries it. I do stock up if and when I can find it. I've also used OxyClean successfully, and of course, hydrogen peroxide.
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