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    Shiny Thimble

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    Default Help, please?? Used bad adhesive; ruined precious quilt!

    Hello! I made a HUGE error on a very special quilt, and I'm hoping that one of you might have some advice for me!

    When preparing a large quilt for machine-quilting, I ran out of spray adhesive and used another one that I had at home for the edges of the quilt. Everything appeared fine, but over time (and after being washed), the parts that had been sprayed with that adhesive began turning hideously dirty, almost greasy-looking. It only got worse after I washed it again. Some of the areas also feel "crunchy" or stiff where I used that adhesive.

    I did extensive embroidery on the quilt top borders (an e.e. cummings poem), so I can't easily salvage the quilt top by tearing off the backing and borders and re-doing. Also, I used wool batting, which may affect what types of cleansers I can try.

    This quilt was a labor of love and a gift for my baby's 2nd birthday. It has tons of hand-embroidery and is very large, so I am really hoping there might be some way to improve or salvage the stains. Thank you so much for any advice you might be able to offer! Thank you sincerely!Click image for larger version. 

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Help, please?? Used bad adhesive; ruined precious quilt!

    Oh my, I feel so bad for you, I don't have any advice, but I know someone will come along with the right solution for you. Your quilt looks lovely. Good Luck

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Help, please?? Used bad adhesive; ruined precious quilt!

    Can you contact the mfg of the bad adhesive? Your quilt is beautiful and I hope you can salvage it.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Help, please?? Used bad adhesive; ruined precious quilt!

    I'm so so sorry. I can see all the love you put into this quilt. I hope some one with experience in this area can offer some advice.
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    Beginning Stitcher

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    Default Re: Help, please?? Used bad adhesive; ruined precious quilt!

    Look on the (quiltingboard.com) put in adhesive spray or Loctite adhesive spray. So very sorry for you.

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    Batting Beauty

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    Default Re: Help, please?? Used bad adhesive; ruined precious quilt!

    That is a industrial strength contact cement. It's the spray equivalent of the adhesive used for putting down laminate counter tops. It's permanent. Water proof and won't wash out. It is collecting dirt because of the "tacky" nature, even when dry. I'm surprised you aren't reporting needle issues when quilting, or embroidery. Guess what? You get a second try.
    You gots to risk it to gets the biscuit-

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Help, please?? Used bad adhesive; ruined precious quilt!

    Quote Originally Posted by oldmanquilts View Post
    That is a industrial strength contact cement. It's the spray equivalent of the adhesive used for putting down laminate counter tops. It's permanent. Water proof and won't wash out. It is collecting dirt because of the "tacky" nature, even when dry. I'm surprised you aren't reporting needle issues when quilting, or embroidery. Guess what? You get a second try.
    Where did you get that info? It say's light weight bonding on the can, plus repositionable.



    Lorie

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Help, please?? Used bad adhesive; ruined precious quilt!

    I think I would take it to a dry cleaners along with the can. I used to work at one and they know chemicals.



    Lorie

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    Block Queen

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    Default Re: Help, please?? Used bad adhesive; ruined precious quilt!

    I would recommend using the quilt as a wall hanging in the baby's room or in another bedroom or in a hallway. It's a beautiful quilt. Being stiff and having other problems may not matter as much if it's a wall hanging.

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    Default Re: Help, please?? Used bad adhesive; ruined precious quilt!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hulamoon View Post
    I think I would take it to a dry cleaners along with the can. I used to work at one and they know chemicals.
    That's an excellent idea.
    Vonnie

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