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Darn it! Blood on my white quilt

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Lori posted on Wed, Feb 8 2012 1:17 PM

I am in the middle of quilting on a quilt with a white background.  I managed to stick myself (without knowing it) and got two drops of blood on the quilt.  I am looking for suggestions on how to get it out without washing the entire thing.  Any ideas?  Maybe Hydrogen Peroxide?

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Ginny replied on Wed, Feb 8 2012 1:36 PM

Definitely Hydrogen peroxide.  I had washed a shirt that had blood on it.  It didn't come out completely so I went on to soak the spot with oxi-clean also. It was then all out. Ginny

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Lori, Hp and very cold water , that what all of us nurses used to get blood out of our white scrubs .. Barbara

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gini replied on Wed, Feb 8 2012 1:37 PM

wet it in cold water first,  then use hydrogen peroxide.    sometimes rubbing an icecube over it if it hasn't dried will work, and i use oxy-what?  oxyclean, oxywhite,?  it comes in a white plastic cannister.

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Gini you are so funny , its oxy-clean.. Barbara

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Nana replied on Wed, Feb 8 2012 1:59 PM

Lori

Hydrogen peroxide and cold water will take that blood right out.   That is what I used all the time to get blood out of my scrubs.

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Another thing that works with blood on cotton is Zest bar soap.

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Ellen replied on Wed, Feb 8 2012 3:24 PM

This will sound bizarre, but your own spit will remove your blood!  It doesn't take much, and then I'd blot it with cool water.

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Mimi replied on Wed, Feb 8 2012 5:23 PM

Ellen:
your own spit will remove your blood

First Ellen, welcome to the group.  This is the method I use when I bleed on something.  And it's funny only your spit can take out your blood, no one else's.  I agree with the Hydrogen peroxide and the oxi-clean.  But my first line of defense is spit.

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Ellen intresting I did not know that , . and welcome to the club, hope you enjoy your time with us . Barbara

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gini replied on Wed, Feb 8 2012 6:20 PM

Hi Ellen welcome,    I think your spit works so well because you're immediately diluting it before it has time to set.

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Mimi:
And it's funny only your spit can take out your blood, no one else's. 

I've heard this, too!


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Hi Ellen and welcome to the group.

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Hi Lori, They are right about the spit . It works, take my word for it.

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