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    It looks like the general consensus is that I should completely finish these quilts (layer, quilt and bind) before attempting to treat the stains on the one top. Is that correct? If I use unbleached muslin for the backing on these quilts, should it be washed first for shrinkage before beginning to quilt??

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    OMG!

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    I have had old quilt tops with stains. I usually just wash them on the hand wash cycle of my machine, using small amount of regular laundry detergent to see if that takes it out. After washing check to see if the stains are still in it. If they are do not put it in the dryer. Drying it would really set in the stain. While wet, if the stains are still in it I mix a small amount of comet with water to make a paste and put that on the stained area. Let it sit for about 15 min. and then run it thru the hand washing cycle again. If the stain isn't out then you can forget getting it out. That has been my experience anyway.

    PS: I read this board all the time but have only posted a couple times. I love this board and all the expert advise that I get here. Thanks

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    WOW! These are beautiful. You did good girl! Love the last one and admire all the work in it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful find.

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    We have a quilt like the first one. It is the next to be repaired. Was done by Grandmother and belongs to my daughter now. This pattern is very hard to do. I am glad it does not take as many squares as the one I am working on now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parrothead
    We have a quilt like the first one. It is the next to be repaired. Was done by Grandmother and belongs to my daughter now. This pattern is very hard to do. I am glad it does not take as many squares as the one I am working on now.
    I'd love to see a picture of yours.

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    For stain removal... Always TEST in a small corner before putting ANYTHING on the entire thing. I don't know if this will work for your stain because I would assume you have no idea what the stain is. I have had success removing many stains with a mixture of Dawn dish soap and peroxide. On the things I have used this mixture on it does not bleach the color out, just the stain. I gently rub the mixture into the stain by hand, let it soak the stain out and then rinse in the washer. Good Luck. Your quilt tops are a beautiful find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenni M
    Quote Originally Posted by Parrothead
    We have a quilt like the first one. It is the next to be repaired. Was done by Grandmother and belongs to my daughter now. This pattern is very hard to do. I am glad it does not take as many squares as the one I am working on now.
    I'd love to see a picture of yours.
    Okay I'll post a picture. One thing I was going to add on most of our vintage quilts the binding was cut from the same fabric as the backing. The backings are mostly colored muslin. It is so soft when worn a little.
    You can see the bad spots on the quilt. If one part of the star is bad, the whole star needs to be replaced. This quilt is not large and I asked my daughter if she would like to have a border on it so it would be larger and she said it is the perfect size to cuddle up with on the couch to study or watch a movie. (She is almost finished with her Masters.)

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    Wow, these will be even more spectacular once they are quilted. I couldn't even pick a favorite but that last one sure does have some work put into it!!! Wouldn't it be so nice to have a name to put with them? I always think it's such a shame when we don't know who pieced/quilted a quilt. So glad that someone who appreciates them found them! Good for you!!!

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    WOW! Great find! I would spray with Shout and then I put the top in a pillow cover that has a zipper..wash in machine on delicate setting...lay flat to dry. Those will be stunning with muslin on the back.

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    Wow!!! wonderful you hit the jackpot

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    Love them. If your going to have them hand quilted muslin show of the stiches much better, I just got one back that was hand quilted and it looks great.

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    Wow! beautiful quilts, it is a shame that last one is stained.

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    The "recipe" I have came from a quilt restorer. It is 1 cup of Biz and 2 tablespoons of clear palmolive hand dishwashing soap disolved in a washing machine filled with warm water. It may need to soak for a day or so and water will get really gross. This will remove stains from body oil that has aged and turned brown as well as other stains.
    rinse very gently and dry the same way.

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    They are beautiful. You really got a deal on the three. Lucky find!

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    You did good, kid! Congrats on your find.

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    Soak them separately in room temp water with a few drops of dishwashing soap overnight to hydrate them - that makes the fibers stronger.
    Next day wash then with quite warm water and a plain detergent without additives, you decide by hand or in the washing machine. Dry in on a line or in the dryer on cool or room temperature. DON'T USE HOT! It sets the stains.
    Inspect the stains. If they are lighter you are doing the right thing...try again. If they are the same, ask for advice here!
    Because, if they are organic, like dried cat pee, the treatment is different from that for oil or grease .

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    Try soaking the quilt top in BIZ. It's great for taking out yellow stains.

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    beautiful tops you did get a bargain

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    Great find.

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    You did real good!! Love the orange one. But the blue stained one is awesome too. I would probably use muslin, that would be the norm I think. Good job. Great find. Pam

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    Awesome find!

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    Good deal!!!

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    You have some treasures in them.

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    Brilliant find...all three are gorgeous. Thanks for showing us, I particularly love seeing pics of old quilts.

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