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Cleaning vintage runner

Posted by whitelacey (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 24, 13 at 23:49

I have a vintage runner that has developed a yellow spot on it. I believe the fabric is cotton. Anyone have any ideas on how to remove this spot?
Thanks,
Linda


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RE: Cleaning vintage runner

I found a Martha Stewart video (linked below) that may help you out. Sorry about the 30-second commercial before the video starts..... BTW, the dog in the commercial is NOT Martha Stewart, but the resemblance is striking (snork - not a Martha fan!).

I would have tried a dab of white vinegar. Depending on it's condition and whether there is a crocheted edging or embroidery, etc., it may benefit from soaking in Oxy-clean, rinsing by hand, and air-dry. Avoid using the washing machine and dryer. Back-in-the-day, these items were regularly laundered, starched and ironed.

-Grainlady

Here is a link that might be useful: cleaning vintage linens


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RE: Cleaning vintage runner

I didnt watch the entire video, I've had great luck with Borax, again like they did in the video with Oxyclean I soak overnight


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RE: Cleaning vintage runner

My cousin collects antique linens. She swears by Oxyclean.


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RE: Cleaning vintage runner

Thanks!


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