Hi All! I finished twelve 8×8″ star blocks for my Summer Quilt and added white white fabric strips for the rest of the quilt top. Boy, is that a lot of white! So I decided to add some smaller star blocks (4×4″ finished) in between the larger ones so they don’t seem so lost in a sea of white fabric.
Have you ever made a mistake and then asked yourself “What the heck was I thinking when I decided to do that?” I wish I could explain my rationale when I decided to mark my seam lines to sew the flying geese sections with a fine point marker. Perhaps thinking it wouldn’t bleed? The lines wouldn’t show when sewn? Well, guess what? When I went steam iron them, they bled and it showed!
Well, I resigned myself to starting all over but for the heck of it I put these inked up geese in a little tub of water with a hefty dose of (generic) oxiclean. Several hours later I rinsed and realized these guys might be salvageable :) Here is a picture of the ones with the most visible stains after soaking:
Not too bad? I’m going for it and using them! This quilt is for me (yippee:) so I’m not judging! By the way, I used a product that I bought at the wonderful Dollar Tree (of everything is a $1 fame) and it works just as well as its more expensive counterpart 🤑
I hope your sewing projects are going smoothly. If any one has some “hacks” to share about removing fabric stains, I’d love to hear them. ~Abbie