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    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.

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    so what did you end up paying for it curious minds want to know,
    If this is to personal please excuse.

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    Rit, the dye brand, makes a fabric rust remover

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    Quote Originally Posted by medots
    so what did you end up paying for it curious minds want to know,
    If this is to personal please excuse.
    Not too personal at all...I split the difference with her and paid $60.50 plus postage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmouse
    Rit, the dye brand, makes a fabric rust remover
    Thank you....now if I can fix the holes!

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    sounds like a good seller.

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    can't wait to see a photo...love old needy quilts...I love to give them homes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
    can't wait to see a photo...love old needy quilts...I love to give them homes...
    Me too, but I'm afraid she'll go in my UFO box!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmouse
    Rit, the dye brand, makes a fabric rust remover
    I have used this product before without much luck. You might try searching for other rememdies through google. Hope you get it worked out okay!

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    Here's another product: Grandma's Secret Spot Remover.

    It can be found at your local retail fabric chain stores. I have had success from some unknown source of spots that went throught the wash and the dryer. After several sessions of allowing the product to sit, then rinse, then sit on stain, then rinse, etc. The spot disappeared. Don't dry in the dryer until satisfied with the results. Let air dry before a regular wash and dry cycle.

    Pam M

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    That was a good eBay experience, then. The seller certainly was fair with you.

    I would like to see it, too. I love older quilts.

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    I love Grandma' Secret Spot remover. It can work miracles. My husband got dirty transmission fluid on his khaki work pants and I didn't see the spots until after the pants were washed and dried. I figured they were garbage. But I bought some Grandma's to try and after a couple of times letting the stuff sit on the spots and then washing, the spots were gone. Amazing !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katia
    I love Grandma' Secret Spot remover. It can work miracles. My husband got dirty transmission fluid on his khaki work pants and I didn't see the spots until after the pants were washed and dried. I figured they were garbage. But I bought some Grandma's to try and after a couple of times letting the stuff sit on the spots and then washing, the spots were gone. Amazing !
    Thanks, I have never seen that around here, but worth searching for, it sounds like!

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    Grandma's Spot Remover is always at the counter at Hancocks.

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    Dampen the spot, cover with cream of tartar, tie a string around it to keep it together and damp, let set for a couple hours. It worked for me! You want the CoT to remain pasty

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    Dampen the spot, cover with cream of tartar, tie a string around it to keep it together and damp, let set for a couple hours. It worked for me! You want the CoT to remain pasty
    I will try this...thank you

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    for rust you can try baking soda and lemon juice first..make a paste and use a soft toothbrush....

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    I remember taking rust out of my white gloves with lemon juice when I was a kid. I just looked it up for you.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_18793_remove-rust-fabric.html

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    I hope you can post a picture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    I remember taking rust out of my white gloves with lemon juice when I was a kid. I just looked it up for you.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_18793_remove-rust-fabric.html
    That makes sense...thank you for finding this for me!

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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.

    Just curious-why would you accept the quilt with holes and stains that were not disclosed in the auction?

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    I got all the brown spots out of my great grandma's quilt by soaking it in the bath tub with Amway all purpose bleach. Took the spots out and didn't damage the quilt. Good luck.

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    Put a generous amount of lemon juice on the rust spots and sprinkle with plain old table salt and lay the quilt in the sun for a little while. The rust will disappear and no harm done to the fabric. I have used this method a number of times over the years, and it works !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennessee Suzi
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmouse
    Rit, the dye brand, makes a fabric rust remover
    Thank you....now if I can fix the holes!
    Be careful if it is strong enough to remove rust it might remove some color also.

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    Is there anything that will remove spots made by aging batteries? My husband's aunt gave me a quilt she had made for a daybed where her husband listened to ball games and took his afternoon nap. There are a few spots that she said were from batteries leaking. Fortunately they haven't destroyed the fabric but it is an orangy-brown spot and, of course, on the white blocks!

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