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Thread: removal of dried blood stains

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    Hello everyone,
    Does anyone know a sure way to get dried blood stains out of the backing on a quilt? I am binding one for a group and notices someone must have stuck themselves and didn't realize it. There is a good 6 inches of blood spots on the back. I've tried cold water and brushed it with a toothbrush,
    but that didn't work.
    This quilt is for a Church group quilt bingo and we can't use it like this.
    Thanks for any help.
    Cathy

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    You could try hydrogen peroxide--the concentration is the one you can buy at the drug store in the med sized brown bottle. Not too strong and if you want to be cautious dilute it to start with.
    Tricky

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    Besides peroxide you could try laundry aisle stain removers.......let us know :!:

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    I found this:

    http://www.ehow.com/how_1212_remove-blood-fabric.html?ref=fuel
    How to Remove Blood Stains from Fabric | eHow.com

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    Okay after the greyhound bled all over the carpet, wood floors and kitchen floor (due to a broken nail) ... The vet said spray a little hydrogen peroxide on the blood and then sponge it up with paper towel or rag. Darn if it didn't work (on all fabric surfaces) without damaging the couch, area rugs, carpet, dog bed... Good luck

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    I've gotten blood out of a quilt with those Shout stain removal pads..the take-along variety. I keep a box by my sewing machine.

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    Darn! Now the secret it out. Hydrogen Peroxide is the nurses secret weapon. It is fantastic to get blood out! At the end of a shift if I see blood on my uniform, it works great. One evening I had a placenta drop on my new white tennis shoes during a difficult delivery. Sure enough, a generous dosing of H2O2 did the trick. I've used it on quilts for ages. Yup, I definitely recommend it. It's cheap too! Sara

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    yep, when i tried to cut my fingers off with the hedge trimmer, i was crying in the emergency room that the towel we had wrapped my hand in would never be the same again and that's what the nurse recommended (hydrogen peroxide straight from the bottle).

    worked great!

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    I'm sure the peroxide will work, but if not try plain white vinegar diluted with water. When my BIL was in a car accident, he was worried that the blood wouldn't come out of his shirt...I got it out by soaking it in vinegar/water then regular washing- the shirt was good as new long before he was!

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    Well the OB and ER nurses rise up!!!Peroxide is great!

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    Try hydrogen peroxide and pat it dry to loosen dried blood. A stain remover is called GONZO does an excellent job, available in larger grocery stores or bed bath & beyond. Good Luck.

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    This may sound strange, but if it is your own blood, Spit on it! The enzymes in your saliva will do wonders on the blood from your finger pricks.
    Honest, it works. It was noted several times in a book I have that includes over 1000 "secrets" of quilters. I have done this after I have worked on a quilt and later found the dried blood stain. It works!

    June in Cincinnati

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    I have used Fels Naptha to get out blood stains. If it's just a little spot, I just wet the fabric a little, rub an old tooth brush on the bar of Fels and then very gently brush using small circles. When I'm done I take a damp cloth to try to wipe away some of the soap, and then blot it dry with a cloth or paper towel. It's really been a lifesaver more than a few times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by june6995
    This may sound strange, but if it is your own blood, Spit on it! The enzymes in your saliva will do wonders on the blood from your finger pricks.
    Honest, it works. It was noted several times in a book I have that includes over 1000 "secrets" of quilters. I have done this after I have worked on a quilt and later found the dried blood stain. It works!

    June in Cincinnati
    Your own saliva has an enzyme that will remove your own blood out of fabrics. It won't work if the blood is someone else's. Everyone I know around here uses that trick and it has saved a lot of heart ache and not a few quilts. My kids are darn lucky I didn't know about that when they were young!! I can just picture it now - them sucking on the knees of their pants. :lol:
    ~Tiffany

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    Oh Tiffany, that was a funny "vision" and then when others followed I decided it was time to change the subject. It can get to be too much. Maybe we were blessed NOT to know those things.


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    LOL.

    What is this 1000 book of secrets you speak of? It sounds like something every quilter should have in their quilt library. I have a great book of tips by other quilters, though it's a bit old and doesn't reflect a lot of the new things we've discovered/learned about quilting. That's okay with me, the book still has given me tons of tips that have improved my quilting. This 1000 book of secrets has me intrigued to see what all the tips are. I hate that there is stuff out there that I may not know. Hm, wonder what that says about my personality. :lol:
    ~Tiffany

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    Oxiclean is the absolute best for removing blood stains. Mix a paste with warm water and let it set for awhile. Then wash. May have to do it a few times, but usually comes out. Do not dry until blood is out. Good luck.

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