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Update on washing quilt

Old 04-27-2013, 09:01 AM
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Thumbs up Update on washing quilt

Just an update on washing my "off-colored,age stained" quilt. I took my quilt to a laundramat and used one of the large washers. I used just a little Iron Hammer detergent. some Oxi-Clean, some non-chloring bleach in warm water. I threw in a couple of "color catchers" just in case there was some color wash out (which there was). It came out "BEAUTIFULLY" I was overjoyed at the results. I could only see all that hard work appliquing the poppies go down the drain, time wasted, but that was not the results. I brought it home, and line dried it. I now have it on the bed in my guest room.

Thank everyone who took the time to help me solve my situation. As I said before "quilters are the friendliest and most sharing people I know"

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Old 04-27-2013, 09:04 AM
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We are so glad it all worked out for you.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:13 AM
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Before and after pictures???? Please!
What a labor of love.

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Old 04-27-2013, 10:16 AM
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So happy that it came out! I would love to see pics as I'm sure everyone else would, too!
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:42 AM
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glad to hear of the great results
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:26 PM
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WOW. I try NOT to wash them because they are NOT the easiest thing to do. I always washin washing machine at home with no agitation!! Might try your way since it seems to work. THANKS for the update !!
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:28 PM
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Was it a front loading washer?
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:35 PM
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I have four vintage quilts that have been in the attic for 60 years. I have soaked each 5 times in the bathtub and the water is still tobacco brown. I'm going the laundromat/oxyclean route. Sounds like the way to go.
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:28 PM
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Congrats on an excellent outcome. Pictures would be nice to see!

I use the laundromat for washing rag quilts. The lint builds up quickly and the drains and vents at a laundromat are industrial strength.
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:31 PM
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Glad this turned out well for you! What a relief!
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