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Removing ink spots.

Old 01-24-2023, 08:04 AM
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I have a quilt top made by someone else that was donated to a quilting club and I chose it from the free table, I like this top done in pinks and greens. the problem is when I went to mark it for hand quilting, I found several ink spots and I have tried removing with no luck, does anyone have any tips on removing the spots? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-24-2023, 10:11 AM
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I have found rubbing alcohol to work removing ink.
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Old 01-24-2023, 10:22 AM
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If rubbing alcohol does not work, sometimes lighter fluid works but be careful.
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Old 01-24-2023, 02:17 PM
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Delending on the ink, hair spray usually works for me. Without knowing what pen was used I would try it on an inconspicuous spot first. If all else fails, think appliqués.
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Old 01-24-2023, 10:59 PM
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It depends on what the ink is.

Gel ink will NOT come out. Period. My husband dropped a gel ink pen on an expensive suit shirt and it wicked a stain the size of a quarter. I took the pen and some scraps, made some test stains, tried every single stain remover on the market and every single remedy I could find on the internet. Nothing worked. Finally stumbled across a law enforcement website that recommended using gel ink pens to write checks, because bad guys can't bleach the ink out.

You can always applique something over the stains.
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I've gotten old ink spots off my uniform pockets when I was working (nurse). Alcohol works great, but it takes a lot of alcohol and rubbing to get it off.
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