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    Okay, here is my newb moment. I set out today to make a quilted quilters apron. I quilted it, pieced pieces together, started sewing....everything was going great. I got to the very last bit of sewing the sections and then bam! there was a spot on the fabric. I am guessing it was the oiling I gave my machine this morning, the goop inside looks suspect. Does anyone know how to get this stuff out? I didn't want to wash it before asking someone. I will most likely put something over the top of it, but still want to know in case it happens in the future. The fabrics are a really durable denim type fabric.
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    awesome....i need to make one of those for when we get together:)

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    oh darn! I oiled my machine this morning too and before I started quilting I did a practice run on some scraps and good thing I did....cuz I got an oil spot on it!

    I have this site bookmarked but have never had to try any of these methods....but here ya go...hope you can get it out

    http://www.ehow.com/how_13515_remove-oil-grease.html?ref=fuel
    How To Remove Oil or Grease Stains From Fabric | eHow.com

    Here are more:

    http://www.curbly.com/Chrisjob/posts/3265-How-To-Remove-Oil-Stains-from-Clothing-and-Fabric-
    How To Remove Oil Stains from Clothing and Fabric. Curbly | DIY Design Community Keywords: stain, oil, removal, alternative_uses

    http://www.doityourself.com/stry/stains4
    How to Remove Stains: Petroleum Jelly, Oil, Grass Stains | DoItYourself.com

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    Thanks Patsy! I think what happened is when I started folding up the material to sew, a bit of it somehow got onto the part of the machine that holds the needle, which had gotten a bit yucky. I had wiped it down earlier, but it had gotten the gross black oily stuff on it again. Of course the one time I need baby powder I don't have any in the house :D I am washing it right now in the dishwashing liquid to see if that helps! Many thanks again!

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    very pretty. good idea. i would use NEW DAWN dish soap.

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    I have found that Dawn dish soap gets out most of my grease stains. You could also try oxyclean. Just check it before you dry it. If the stain is not out do not dry it.

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    I use shampoo for oil stains too. I think Alex Anderson recommends cornstarch.

    Judy

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    How about embroidering something over it...

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    I use "spray and wash" or "shout."



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    I'd just stick an applique on it and be done with it.

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    I use a product called Goo-Gone. It will even take out old greasy stains in shirts. I have 3 sons and we get a lot of stains and that product works.

    Mary

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    I always used lestoil, my kids were stain masters. I works for about everything

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    I just now saw a segment on Simply Quilts and Alex said to use cornstarch and a toothbrush, let it sit for a day and it should be good to go!

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    I was watching Alex Anderson this morning and she did mention the oil stains from the sewing machine. She said to take a childs toothbrush and brush on cornstarch and let it stand for about 24 hours and it should take out the oil stain.

    Barb

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    Great advice everyone! The Dawn dishwashing liquid worked great! I worked it in, let it sit, then took a toothbrush lightly to it. I washed it in HOT water, and then let it airdry. Came out like nothing had happened!

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    That is the first time I've heard about the chalk, I may try it just for the heck of it on a small piece of fabric! My 4 year old hoards chalk like it's going out of style! :D

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    I read just today on someone's Quilt Blog that the same thing happened to them, on white fabric, and they used Murphy's Soap, which took the machine oil/grease right out. I think it would be worth a try.

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    I'm with 3incollege-Donna .... looks like a good place for an applique .... perhaps two or three small hearts.

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