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    Yesterday I made mega boo boo. While I was marking a quilt top with a chalk pencil I received a phone call. I answered the phone, had to write down a number, then hung up the phone. I walked back over to my material and before I realized what I was doing I started marking my material with the ink pen I just used. I marked about a half an inch before I realized what I was doing. On white material no less. AAAAAAAAGGGGHHHH! Hopefully it will come out.

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    I heard hair spray takes ink out. Can't say I remember if it works.. http://www.ehow.com/how_4886844_ink-...-clothing.html

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    Oxyclean!!!

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    We must be related. I find myself doing this type of thing over and over.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsey
    I heard hair spray takes ink out. Can't say I remember if it works.. http://www.ehow.com/how_4886844_ink-...-clothing.html
    I have used Hair Spray on just a few things and it does work. DH has a habit of leaving pens in his pocket and then I find it in the washing maching or dryer :evil: I have even taken ink off the inside of a dryer with hair spray.

    On white, it may take a few times to get it out, but keep trying.

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    Those Senior moments can make you laugh or get upset, but I'm getting used to them.

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    I hope it comes outs for you. I have used both Oxyclean and hair spray to remove ink in the past. Not sure if it was on white or not but several washes should do the trick hopefully.

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    rubbing alcohol.

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    Been there, done that! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmabby
    Those Senior moments can make you laugh or get upset, but I'm getting used to them.
    LOL, sadly, me too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wingsofjoy
    Yesterday I made mega boo boo. While I was marking a quilt top with a chalk pencil I received a phone call. I answered the phone, had to write down a number, then hung up the phone. I walked back over to my material and before I realized what I was doing I started marking my material with the ink pen I just used. I marked about a half an inch before I realized what I was doing. On white material no less. AAAAAAAAGGGGHHHH! Hopefully it will come out.
    i'm sorry for the situation. i feel your pain. keeping my fingers crossed that it all comes out.

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    At 72 my whole life is a senior moment.
    I dont have the eyes or the patience I once had.
    Have learned that if sewing starts to go wrong its time to quit for awhile.

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    Lemon extract. That's the only thing that has ever worked for me. But you will have to place a cloth under your top because the lemon extract will bleed the ink through the fabric. Keep changing the cloth until the ink is all bled out. Be sure it is extract and not flavoring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie
    At 72 my whole life is a senior moment.
    I dont have the eyes or the patience I once had.
    Have learned that if sewing starts to go wrong its time to quit for awhile.
    Me too!!LOL

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    Cheap hair spray is the best... it's chemistry, actually... solvents dissolve like solutes (water will dissolve sugar but not oil). The chemical makeup of ink is similar to the solvent in hairspray. It may require a little gentle rubbing, but will most often do the trick.

    I once washed an ink pen (that I'd missed hiding in DH's pocket)... on a full load of just-bought clothes following DH's 50lb. weight loss.... and I mean a FULL load... It took me hours to get all the little ink marks that covered the new clothes... but it worked! I would spray, gently rub, rinse, spray, gently rub, rinse, etc....

    Good luck! Oh, and don't worry about the senior moment business... I'm afraid it's a common malady!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by running1
    Cheap hair spray is the best... it's chemistry, actually... solvents dissolve like solutes (water will dissolve sugar but not oil). The chemical makeup of ink is similar to the solvent in hairspray. It may require a little gentle rubbing, but will most often do the trick.

    I once washed an ink pen (that I'd missed hiding in DH's pocket)... on a full load of just-bought clothes following DH's 50lb. weight loss.... and I mean a FULL load... It took me hours to get all the little ink marks that covered the new clothes... but it worked! I would spray, gently rub, rinse, spray, gently rub, rinse, etc....

    Good luck! Oh, and don't worry about the senior moment business... I'm afraid it's a common malady!!
    Boy, I think I would have made DH do the cleanup!

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    :cry: :cry: :cry: Hope it comes out for you!!!

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    I've used Tide Release on many stains, even ones that have been set in by washing and drying and have had good results. Not sure if I've used in on ink, but it may be worth a try.

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    Windex.

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    Goo Gone...walmart

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    Are we all shaking our heads up and down?? The other day my 26 yr old son used the phrase about himself. Guess senior is a state of mind, not age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie
    At 72 my whole life is a senior moment.
    I dont have the eyes or the patience I once had.
    Have learned that if sewing starts to go wrong its time to quit for awhile.
    Me too!!LOL
    Just imagine what y'all have to look forward to at 79 and counting.

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    I had a pen to break in my cloth pocketbook and soak it with ink. I made a strong solution of Oxyclean and soaked the pocketbook in it and it removed all traces of the ink. Good luck.

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    I had a pen completely unload thru my lower shirt pocket and onto the front of brand new white pants. It was so thick it was sticky - ugh! Got a cheap can of hairspray and (holding the items over the washing machine opening) literally drenched both items w the h spray as the machine was filling. Dropped them both into the washer, on the appropriate setting and washed as usual. Worked like a charm. Good luck to you, sounds just like something I'd do . . .

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    Hair spray works to remove the ink.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsey
    I heard hair spray takes ink out. Can't say I remember if it works.. http://www.ehow.com/how_4886844_ink-...-clothing.html

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