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Thread: Um...How do you get glue out of fabric?

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    Very long story. Kids and glue - never a good idea, let's leave it at that.

    Please, someone- how the Dickens do I try to remove glue from a quilt? Soap and water aren't helping (in any combination- hot water, cold etc) If I tried nail polish remover would that damage the quilt?

    If you know the answer I would be very grateful!

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    What kind of glue?

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    Water based, and big globs? Soak them well and scrape off the worst of it, and rinse until it all comes out.

    Nail polish remover will probably take the dye out of the fabric.

    If all else fails? Apply a pretty applique over the glue spot :wink:

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    This is the bad part... I don't know!

    Me - "What is this?"

    Little Horror- "Glue"

    Me- "Glue????!!!!???" *please imagine horrified face

    Little Horror- "Sorry... I made finger puppets!"

    I did hope it was pritt stick or something like that, but I get the feeling that someone raided Daddys tool chest because this stuff is very sticky and very stubborn :evil:

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    Check Daddy's tool box for the glue, and see what the label reccomends. You can also try their website or look for a number to call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fliedermaus
    This is the bad part... I don't know!

    Me - "What is this?"

    Little Horror- "Glue"

    Me- "Glue????!!!!???" *please imagine horrified face

    Little Horror- "Sorry... I made finger puppets!"

    I did hope it was pritt stick or something like that, but I get the feeling that someone raided Daddys tool chest because this stuff is very sticky and very stubborn :evil:
    Could the little horror show you which glue? If not, do you have Goof Off there, if so try it? If you don't have Goof Off I'd try soaking it in vinegar, scraping, re-soaking, repeat...

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    Um... never heard of goof-off but love the name of it!

    Vingear sounds good- I'll try that, thanks.

    Will ask the little man if he knows where the glue is now.

    Cheers guys, let you know how it goes!

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    There's some stuff called Goo Gone, maybe that would help? I'm sure the little man didn't have any idea he was being bad. But I'm sure know he knows not to touch mommy's quilts any more! :)

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    good luck and keep us posted...just in case our little ones do the same thing...

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    I am so sorry this has happen. But goo gone helps to remove grease, gum,crayon, and tape I have even use it to move permanent marks on my table. It is great I keep a large bottle in my sewing room. I have to watch it hubby like too take it.

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    well, since the issue was raised, it's a good time to let ppl know that I bought some Glue-Baste-It, about four years ago and put a dab on a piece of denim, then washed it and it never came out.
    That is why I am afraid to use it on anything.
    It was made to be used on fabrics. It was more than a dot like they reccommend to be fair.
    So, basically, if your gonna give it a try...be stingy :XD:

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    Leave the glue alone. Put the quilt away. Years from now when "Little Horror" marries, wrap the quilt up and gift it to the new couple with a note that tells them not to get upset when their own "Little Horrors" add their individual "decorations" to that once beautiful quilt.

    You might even want to add a small label explaining the glue glob and date it.

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    I use Zout for everything. It even took fingernail polish out of the front of a wedding gown the day of the wedding. Sometimes just let it soak overnight little rubbing it should come out. Good luck
    Margaret

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    Huuuuuuuuuuuge thanks to Heidi- the vinegar worked! We think he found the UHU glue, which sticks to everything anyway!

    I didn't really want to applique over the mess as it is a quilt that my Auntie made. Still, I didn't get cross with the little man, it was an accident, but he did get a very gentle reminder that when we use glue, we put newspaper down first lol!

    So... God bless white vinegar!! (and all of you for your suggestions, many thanks everyone)

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    I am so happy that this had a happy ending :D:D:D

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    Please just make sure that the vinegar is rinsed out very thoroughly. If it sits on the quilt without being rinsed out thoroughly, it can do damage itself.

    Mattee

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    I'm sorry but if you name a child "Little Horror" OF COURSE he will do stuff like that. Had his parents named him "Little Angel" or "Little Einstein" ...well, thinking this one through, you might actually still have glue on your quilt. ROFL. GLad the UHU flew the coop. (UHU is also the German word for a type of owl.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    I'm sorry but if you name a child "Little Horror" OF COURSE he will do stuff like that. Had his parents named him "Little Angel" or "Little Einstein" ...well, thinking this one through, you might actually still have glue on your quilt. ROFL. GLad the UHU flew the coop. (UHU is also the German word for a type of owl.)
    Lol. He's never called that to his face, he's usually called "sweetie" or "poppet" if he gets called a pet name. I've read the book about the little boy who was told he was bad so he behaved bad, but when someone called him good he started behaving! I wouldn't put a child down like that (not to their faces- talking about them to others, sure- just to get it off my chest) and he wasn't being naughty. Just misguided. It was an accident, if I thought it was malicious...

    I think that UHU was named for the owl actually! I never made the connection, but I just wiki-ed it! Thanks, you learn something new every day! :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattee
    Please just make sure that the vinegar is rinsed out very thoroughly. If it sits on the quilt without being rinsed out thoroughly, it can do damage itself.

    Mattee
    Will do. Thanks :D :-D

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