Emergency Tip!

teresa_nc7August 10, 2014

This weekend I was in the mountains quilting with my round robin buddies and making the ribbons for our Sept. quilt show. I accidentally scorched my quilt blocks while pressing them and tried several things to remove the scorch marks. Then I remembered an old tip to whiten nylon under clothes: soak them in dishwasher detergent mixed with some water. I poured out a small amount of the gel detergent and rubbed it on the scorched places with a scrubby sponge. It started immediately to remove the brown scorch marks from the cream-on-cream fabrics in my project that I want to put in our show. The gel detergent has bleach in the formula! There is one small spot where the bleach lightened a dark red fabric adjacent to the cream fabrics, but it is hardly noticeable.

After rinsing the area really well, blotting it dry with a clean towel, and letting it air dry a while, I was able to press (on a lower heat) the area. No one will ever know what happened.


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Congratulations! I am so glad you were able to correct it and thank you for the tip.. I know I will be there some day.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 11:19PM
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Phew! :)

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 6:45AM
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Well, good for quick thinking! What a save!

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 9:03AM
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I didn't know this! Thanks for the tip!

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 2:47PM
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thanks for that tip. Since I screw up more than most, I collect tips for covering up my mistakes!

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 12:53AM
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