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Judy Taylor-Bellingham Posted: Wed, Jul 9 2014 7:03 PM

I got this not so brilliant idea. I'm embroidering the Vintage Tin pattern. On the block of my grandparents homestead I felt there wasn't enough contrast. So,  I decided to shade with a taupe crayon, just a wee bit, to set off the design. I got carried away and did more than a wee bit.

Major mistake. It looked horrible. I have most of the embroidery done in this big project, so I was more than a little sick. I figured I'd finish it but no one would ever see it. (not even you dear people)

On a whim, I Googled removing crayon from fabric and got to the crayola website where it said to use dish washing detergent, rub gently into the fabric, rinse. I used Dawn full strength and it WORKED! All the crayon is gone. The pieces are now air drying on towel rack.

I am such a happy person tonight.

 


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Joyce replied on Wed, Jul 9 2014 7:13 PM

That is good to know and how great it came off your fabric.  Looking forward to seeing a photo of the quilt.

 

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Kris replied on Wed, Jul 9 2014 7:46 PM

Judy I'm happy there's a happy ending to your tale.

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Your heart must have sunk to your toes after putting so much work into the hand embroidery! Glad it came out Judy!  

 

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Agnes replied on Wed, Jul 9 2014 8:26 PM

Judy--Glad you found the answer for your boo-boo.

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Roxana replied on Wed, Jul 9 2014 8:54 PM

Judy, I love the ending to a happy story. Thanks for sharing the tip! I wish I had been able to google when my children did that! LOL! No computers then!

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gini replied on Wed, Jul 9 2014 9:19 PM

good to know judy.   had you ironed it first?   I have made several Crayola quilts and I hope the images haven't washed off.

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gini:

good to know judy.   had you ironed it first?   I have made several Crayola quilts and I hope the images haven't washed off.

 

I had ironed one section, over a paper bag, in the hopes it would improve it. After cleaning it, I can still see a hint of color in that section and may clean it again. But it just looks like a bit of tea staining on the dirt road. Since this is vintage, perhaps that's not too bad. 

 


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Thea replied on Wed, Jul 9 2014 9:57 PM

Judy, That is awesome!  I am so happy for you!  I recommended the color catchers to a friend but you had to keep washing the quilt without drying but it did work too!

Happy dance for Judy!

 

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