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    Missouri Star

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    Default Quilt cleaning

    Tips from my handy dandy solve it book.

    Heirloom quilts need TLC, First test each fabric for colorfastness by rubbing a damp white cloth on EACH different fabric. Then fill your washing machine with cold water, and for every gallon of water add I quart buttermilk and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. When the tub is full, stop the machine and gently hand-agitate your treasure. Rinse the quilt thoroughly and hang to dry. I would have to do this in the bathtub since I have a front load washer.

    Color keeper- Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the wash cycle the first time you launder any new fabric. Not only will it take the manufacturer's smelly chemicals out but the vinegar will also set the colors.
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    Buttermilk and lemon juice? Holy cow! I would have never thought about that combination. It seems like it would just curdle and make a big mess.
    Katrina


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    Vinegar trick doesn't work on modern dyes. Use Retayne
    TRUTH is seldom appreciated, unless you happen to agree with it. When you don't agree, you just call it rude.

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