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Thread: Smearing of blue hand embroidery lines

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    Smearing of blue hand embroidery lines

    I received a beautiful hand embroidered lap quilt/table topper to quilt for a friend to give as gift for another friend. I starched the embroidered top and some of the blue lines smeared. I tried a Q tip and hydrogen peroxide to remove the smear but it did not come out. Any suggestions. It is so nicely done and I feel bad this situation happened.

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    Soaking it in Restoration might remove the lines, but I wouldn't do another thing until I called her to tell her what happened. She may want to take it back to do it herself.

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    I had some blue pencil crayon marks on a quilt. I rubbed a little Oxyclean on it, washed it and it came out fine. Good luck! I know how sick it makes you feel.

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    I have told the owner about the problem and he said to go ahead and quilt it and he would deal with it later. Thanks for your suggestions.

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    I do mini-wholecloths that are marked with blue and simply washing them in plain water removes all the blue.
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    did you also iron them? they might be permanent then.

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