Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 3 4 5 LastLast
Results 76 to 100 of 105

Thread: Should Have Listened!

  1. #76
    nett2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    OH
    Posts
    89
    You should tell the lady because she may not be aware of the smell as so many smokers aren't. Maybe start the conversation by asking her if anyone in her house smokes and go from there and explain to her how a non smoker has a problem with it. If she's a good business woman she'll thank you for calling it to her attention. If not you should take your business elsewhere.
    Me and my DH still smoke and I do know the smell and I hate it but we haven't had what it takes to quit yet. A couple of years ago I scrubbed most of the house and repainted. At that time I told DH there would be no more smoking in the house. He wasn't real happy about it but he knows if he smoked in the house I'd be fighting mad so he lives with it. In the winter we smoke in a heated garage and in the summer we smoke outside in the heat! A few times he smoked in his bathroom with the exhaust fan on but I could still smell it. We've both cut down on how much we smoke but not enough as in quit. I have never known a smoker to complain about it as much as me and still smoke. I can't think of one good thing about smoking!

  2. #77
    Super Member madamekelly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Central Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
    Posts
    7,663
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Evy
    Not long ago I posted requesting advice on finding a longarm quilter to complete a couple quilt tops. Among the advice I received was "make sure they are a non-smoker". I didn't follow that advice. Well, I got my quilts back today and even the carton they were in reeked of cigarette smoke. The quilting job is OK, DH says I'm too picky, but I'm not sure I'll use this lady again. Depends on how hard it is to get the smell out. If it ever stops raining, I'll hang them over the railing on the deck and let the sunshine do it's part. I'll have to keep looking! And asking questions next time.
    Try washing and drying first, then cover it with a sheet to prevent sun fading. (Pin or clip at corners?)

  3. #78
    Senior Member anniec55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    MO
    Posts
    844
    My MIL use to smoke, didn't smoke inside even and after we would go visit would open suitcase to be hit with that smell!! YUCK!!! It will wash out, try some tide with febreze! Good Luck!!

  4. #79
    Super Member karate lady's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    washington
    Posts
    1,429
    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    as a former smoker for many years I can say, no they do not realize how strong and offensive the smell is, when you quit you are amazed at how much more taste food has and I seem to have a keener sense of smell, it also makes your hair yellow! now when I get around a smoker I really feel guilty about my poor little kids and everybody else I tried to kill! glad I finally wised up.
    anyway, the quilts could probably use a good washing and that WILL take out the smell
    my oldest son lives with me. (we are both on s.s. and it works) and he recently quit smoking. He is amazed at how much better his food tastes. I also make some fleece blankets for some grandkids and having lived with smokers most of my life I never noticed the smell. They told me they had to wash them. Luckily they love me so were not upset. LOL..

  5. #80
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    83
    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    I inherited lots of fabric from a smoker. I washed in strong detergent and put a couple of cups of vinegar in the rinse water and softner sheets in the dryer.. Not sure which one did the trick but no smell.
    The vinegar takes odor out of clothing. I have used it to take pet odors out. Now THAT is an odor. :x

  6. #81
    Super Member karate lady's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    washington
    Posts
    1,429
    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    my postal carrier smokes in her truck....I have made complaint after complaint, and told to suck it up....I have a business that deals in fabric...I get envelopes filled with fabric all the time...and if you think it is hard to get the odor out of cotton, try getting it out of ultrasuede...it aint easy...at all...
    who are you complaining to.. the driver or her boss. If her boss, go higher.......

  7. #82
    Super Member biscuitqueen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    1,407
    I would be careful of chemicals, viegar works wounders and is natural, it will also clean stains in carpet that have been there for a long time in most cases. Also takes out cat urine.

  8. #83
    Power Poster Annaquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    10,790
    Yuck! No never use that long arm quilter again.

  9. #84
    Super Member lynnsim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,506
    My niece in law swears by Coke. I did try it once and it worked.

  10. #85
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Posts
    3,225
    I agree with trying the ammonia. As stinky as it is, it does a really good job removing odors in the wash.

  11. #86
    Super Member luvTooQuilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    A Hop from Heaven, a Skip from Sanity and a Jump from the Good Life....
    Posts
    7,111
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    as a former smoker for many years I can say, no they do not realize how strong and offensive the smell is, when you quit you are amazed at how much more taste food has and I seem to have a keener sense of smell, it also makes your hair yellow! now when I get around a smoker I really feel guilty about my poor little kids and everybody else I tried to kill! glad I finally wised up.
    anyway, the quilts could probably use a good washing and that WILL take out the smell
    Ditto. Now I use the money I would of spent on buying cigarets on fabric!! Definitly better for my health!!

  12. #87
    Super Member luckylindy333's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Snohomish, Washington
    Posts
    2,044
    Quote Originally Posted by Raggiemom
    My aunt is always shocked that I don't want to sit too close to her or visit her at her house but I'm really sensitive to smoke and she (and her house!) reek like an ashtray. If I'm in her house for more than 5 minutes, I get a terrible headache. Hopefully one of the above ideas will work. I know Febreze advertises that they remove odors from fabric and Tide comes with a Febreze additive now I think.
    All Febreze does is cover up odors. I really don't like that perfumey smell. I like the ammonia idea a lot better because it gets rid of the odor causers.

  13. #88
    Super Member Pat G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Western Arizona
    Posts
    1,938
    Quote Originally Posted by slstitcher
    I also use ammonia to soak my stovetop grates in. I hate to clean those things and my FIL taught me this.
    Yrs. ago I learned that soaking rings in a little ammonia loosens the dirt around stones & can be removed by running under rinse water & using a soft toothbrush. Makes them sparkle like new.

  14. #89
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Brownwood TX
    Posts
    749
    Try Febreeze. I love that stuff.

    Robin in TX

  15. #90
    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Whitewater, WI
    Posts
    26,038
    Wow, coke? It sure has alot of uses, lol, I heard you can clean toilets with it too!

  16. #91
    Dee
    Dee is offline
    Super Member Dee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Pa.
    Posts
    3,618
    Glad DH and I quit that smelly dirty habit. Feel so much better. When I smell smoke it gags me and really stinks. Glad I don't smell like this anymore. Vinger usually will remove the smoke smell.

  17. #92

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Sandhills area of N. C.
    Posts
    228
    I don't know if it will work, but using charcoal briquettes in a dish to be confined in a small space, like a plastic container, and change the charcoal everyday for a week, might work.

    I have used it in a refrigerator that has gone stale and it works.

    Something in the charcoal filters the smell out.
    Let me know if you try it and if it works.
    Carol from NC

  18. #93
    Evy
    Evy is offline
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Camdenton, Mo
    Posts
    234
    Boy, I would never have posted about this if I'd know it would stir up so much controversy. The only thing I have against smokers other than the smell, is the health issue. My mom died from emphysema at 63. She began smoking at 12 and literally tried everything to quit and could not. On the other hand, my MIL smoked til she was 79, quit then died at 92 of unrelated issues. I have managed to get most of the odor out, relying on good old sunshine. We are at our place in KY now and when the sun came out yesterday, I sprayed the quilts with a baking soda solution, laid them over the deck railing and let them hang all day. I'll do the same today and it will probably eleminate the odor completely. Thanks for all the advice. I sure didn't mean to offend anyone.
    evy

  19. #94
    Junior Member sewtruterry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Aurora IL
    Posts
    116
    I work for a company that sells and services sewing machines and I can always tell a smoking home from a non smoking home by the look of the machine. Smokers machines will have a very yellow cast to them even when the machine should be bright white. UGH!!!

  20. #95
    Super Member lynnsim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,506
    I don't think this was an offensive subject, but it is a timely one. As you can tell, I don't smoke, lol.

  21. #96
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Colfax, LA
    Posts
    348
    Customers smoke in stores? It's forbidden in all stores, including grocery stores, in our area.

  22. #97
    Senior Member blzzrdqueen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Albany, NY
    Posts
    580
    I really think that if you are going to run a business, such as offering long arm quilting, you should have the consideration for the customer to NOT SMOKE around their quilt that you are quilting. That is just my opinion....

  23. #98
    Super Member Pat G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Western Arizona
    Posts
    1,938
    Quote Originally Posted by blzzrdqueen
    I really think that if you are going to run a business, such as offering long arm quilting, you should have the consideration for the customer to NOT SMOKE around their quilt that you are quilting. That is just my opinion....
    While I totally agree with this thought, smokers don't realize even when they're not smoking, they still exhale smoke. If a smoker just walks past me, I say "there goes a smoker". The smell hangs onto them. If I go to a casino, I have to hang my clothes outdoors overnight.
    If I received a quilt back from a LAer & it smelled of smoke, that would be the last time. The smell of smoke stays in the air around them.

  24. #99
    Super Member karate lady's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    washington
    Posts
    1,429
    Quote Originally Posted by sewtruterry
    I work for a company that sells and services sewing machines and I can always tell a smoking home from a non smoking home by the look of the machine. Smokers machines will have a very yellow cast to them even when the machine should be bright white. UGH!!!
    before my son quit (last december) He would smoke in his room. When I redid his room I took everything out and then washed one wall and called him in to look. It looked like I had painted over a brown wall with white. all his pictures had a yellow film and the curtains. were a mess. It was the beginning of his working on quitting. imagine what is in your lungs.ewww...

  25. #100
    Senior Member CircleSquare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    northeast Georgia
    Posts
    660
    Quote Originally Posted by Ladyjanedoe
    I don't think smokers realize how pervasive the smell is. I often stand behind smokers in grocery lines and I'm shocked they can't seem to tell how bad they smell. Did I read correctly somewhere that smoking deadens the taste and smell receptors in a person? I guess it doesn't matter.Use white vinegar in your wash cycle.I sure hope it works.
    Yes, smoking does deaden taste and smell receptors! I have a friend who wears way too much perfume. I'm sure it's because she is a smoker and can't tell how loud the perfume is!

Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 3 4 5 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.