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    I got spots out of an antique quilt and used it as a wedding gift...hung it on the clothes line and used a product called ZUD with q-tips to remove the rust...the other spots I used Grandma's Secret ....with a lot of sunshine, the quilt came out beautiful!! took a lot of time also, but was worth it.

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    My daughter just paid $180 for a grandmothers flower garden quilt from e-bay that is literally falling apart in places!!! But she loves it. So, I know she will keep mine when I die.

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    Grandma's Spot Remover is also at A C Moore

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    This receipe I got off Alex Anderson quilt site, 1 gal of wm water, 1 qt of buttermilk, 2 tbl of lemon juice, it will not hurt the fabric at all so you can soak it for hours until the rust spots are gone, you can double or trible or everhow many times need to soak the quilt, rinse well in mild soap and line dry. It will also brighten dull fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cizzors
    Quote Originally Posted by Tennessee Suzi
    Well, I got the double wedding ring quilt today. Pretty speedy delivery I'd say! There are several holes and discolorations in the quilt that did not show in the picture. She did send me some vintage fabric to finish one of the rings, but I'm not sure what I will do about the white. There had been straight pins in it, thus rusty spots. All in all it is a very old and pretty quilt. When I figure out how to post, I will do so.
    I also received a sweet note from the seller. It's not the end of the world and a good lesson learned. Thanks for all the comments and advise.

    Just curious-why would you accept the quilt with holes and stains that were not disclosed in the auction?
    It was such an ordeal just to get the bid mess straightened out that when I saw some of the conditions I felt it was better to just try and fix it rather than mail it back. Hard lesson learned. The quilt was pieced very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennessee Suzi
    Well, I got the double wedding ring quilt today. Pretty speedy delivery I'd say! There are several holes and discolorations in the quilt that did not show in the picture. She did send me some vintage fabric to finish one of the rings, but I'm not sure what I will do about the white. There had been straight pins in it, thus rusty spots. All in all it is a very old and pretty quilt. When I figure out how to post, I will do so.
    I also received a sweet note from the seller. It's not the end of the world and a good lesson learned. Thanks for all the comments and advise.
    Do you know that if you have a scanner you can scan the parts of the fabric from another part of the quilt that looks like the part that needs repair and then print it out and it will match the piece that you need to replace. Then you just stitch it on. Have not tired this, but I remember getting this tip from a quilting program on TV. Made sense to me. 8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kappy
    Quote Originally Posted by Tennessee Suzi
    Well, I got the double wedding ring quilt today. Pretty speedy delivery I'd say! There are several holes and discolorations in the quilt that did not show in the picture. She did send me some vintage fabric to finish one of the rings, but I'm not sure what I will do about the white. There had been straight pins in it, thus rusty spots. All in all it is a very old and pretty quilt. When I figure out how to post, I will do so.
    I also received a sweet note from the seller. It's not the end of the world and a good lesson learned. Thanks for all the comments and advise.
    Do you know that if you have a scanner you can scan the parts of the fabric from another part of the quilt that looks like the part that needs repair and then print it out and it will match the piece that you need to replace. Then you just stitch it on. Have not tired this, but I remember getting this tip from a quilting program on TV. Made sense to me. 8-)
    You need an inkjet printer for this process...check your printer to be sure you have the right process going on...otheriwise the color will not be "set"

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    Nice that you worked it out in a way you are happy with. I also bought a precut quilt kit on ebay. HUGH mistake. Blocks were cut including the salvage edge. One group of the center blocks were cut to small....any way rendering it useless. The seller attempted to make some corrections after I left a less than positive feedback. I still don't have what it takes to make this quilt. The fabric is no longer available. I learned my lesson for sure! Wouldn't it be interesting if we had the same seller? things that make you go Hummmmmm!

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    maybe you can add some applique designs on it where the spots are to hide the stains of rust just a idea

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    My good friend tells me that tooth paste (white ones, for obvious reasons) will take rust off of things. Try it in a small area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kappy
    Quote Originally Posted by Tennessee Suzi
    Well, I got the double wedding ring quilt today. Pretty speedy delivery I'd say! There are several holes and discolorations in the quilt that did not show in the picture. She did send me some vintage fabric to finish one of the rings, but I'm not sure what I will do about the white. There had been straight pins in it, thus rusty spots. All in all it is a very old and pretty quilt. When I figure out how to post, I will do so.
    I also received a sweet note from the seller. It's not the end of the world and a good lesson learned. Thanks for all the comments and advise.
    Do you know that if you have a scanner you can scan the parts of the fabric from another part of the quilt that looks like the part that needs repair and then print it out and it will match the piece that you need to replace. Then you just stitch it on. Have not tired this, but I remember getting this tip from a quilting program on TV. Made sense to me. 8-)
    I must be having brain cramps because I don't understand this process. Sounds like I'm sewing paper to my quilt. Now, I know this isn't right so maybe you can help me to "get it". Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennessee Suzi
    Quote Originally Posted by Kappy
    Quote Originally Posted by Tennessee Suzi
    Well, I got the double wedding ring quilt today. Pretty speedy delivery I'd say! There are several holes and discolorations in the quilt that did not show in the picture. She did send me some vintage fabric to finish one of the rings, but I'm not sure what I will do about the white. There had been straight pins in it, thus rusty spots. All in all it is a very old and pretty quilt. When I figure out how to post, I will do so.
    I also received a sweet note from the seller. It's not the end of the world and a good lesson learned. Thanks for all the comments and advise.
    Do you know that if you have a scanner you can scan the parts of the fabric from another part of the quilt that looks like the part that needs repair and then print it out and it will match the piece that you need to replace. Then you just stitch it on. Have not tired this, but I remember getting this tip from a quilting program on TV. Made sense to me. 8-)
    I must be having brain cramps because I don't understand this process. Sounds like I'm sewing paper to my quilt. Now, I know this isn't right so maybe you can help me to "get it". Thanks
    There is specially treated printer fabric out there that is made Permanent as part of the instructions. I believe that you heat 'set' it, somehow. There is also a product that makes it iron on, that may work (?) Call around to big box stores, sewing supply, and /or..."google" 'print on fabric'. The ones you do not want are the ones made for 'dry clean only'. They will have to dry clean the quilt. That leaves some odor in the fabric, (not good to sleep with). Water, on this type printer fabric, washes away the picture. (One mistake, some where in the future, would be just awful. I wouldn't risk it.) Printer ink is water based, and there is a way to make the colors permanent if you use the right product. Good Luck! Don't forget to post pictures. :thumbup:

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