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DJ Weston posted on Sun, Mar 27 2011 8:49 PM

used older material for the backing of a baby quilt.  Had odor so machine washed with detergent & vinegar before put sandwhich together.  As am quilting have noticed odor still there.  Should I continue to quilt and then rewash and what in to get musty odor out?  Is it beyond redemption?

Please reply at djweston4jc@juno.com subject: material odor.

Thanks

DJ 

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Answered (Not Verified) gini replied on Sun, Mar 27 2011 11:39 PM
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have you tried soaking it in soda?   what kind of odor is it?

gini in north idaho

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I also had fabric with a musty odor given to me. I put it in a plastic bag with fabric softener sheets scattered through it. I let it set for a couple of weeks and it removed the odor.

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Good idea Diane.  I keep fabric softener sheets in our luggage between uses to keep them smelling nice. 

Marge (AKA Dimples)

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Shellie replied on Mon, Mar 28 2011 12:36 PM

I highly recommend "Smells Begone" - it is an odor eliminating spray sold at Big Lots.  It has no scent of its own and is excellent at removing odors from just about anything.  Great stuff.

Shellie - south central Washington state

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