Over the weekend I was working on several projects around here including my Lilypads quilt. I was ironing it and getting it ready to put in the quilting machine. The white fabric was being a bit troublesome. Spray starch wasn’t being very successful so I decided that I would steam it….BAD MOVE….
I filled the iron with water, let in sit a minute or so, and then started steaming….LOOK what happened! There were rusty stains all over the section you see in the photo. I got angry, took the quilt and hung it over the back of a chair in the dining room. I planned to do a “Scarlet O’Hara” and think about it tomorrow.
About five minutes later, the dog I was dog sitting walked over, lifted his leg and peed on it. (As unbelievable as that is…it’s the honest truth!)
I grabbed the quilt top and immediately rinsed the pee before it absorbed into the fabric. That was successful, but I still….I had that rust stain.
Hubby said I should tackle the stain before I machine quilt….Then the next day Kelli came home and said the same. So I tried to get the stain out….Here are the results.
The stains came out!….I used Stain Be Gone, the product that is shown in the photo. I LOVE that stuff. It is my favorite stain remover. Our Wal-Mart carries it and better yet, it’s only about $2 a bottle.
The quilt still didn’t make it to the quilt machine yet…but at least it’s stain free.
Moral of the story: After filling the iron with water, first steam onto a old rag, just in case there is residue in the iron.