Monday, January 25, 2010

A Recipe...

Every once in a while I get asked how to remove pencil marks. I do not mark with pencil, since I had a VERY bad experience with our opportunity quilt in the early 90's. But some people still do, and others inherit quilts that have already been marked. If your quilt has marks, what can be done about it?

Back in the 90's, one of our older ladies had a magic potion that worked wonders for removing pencil. She swore by it, and shared her recipe with the rest of the guild. I've passed it along twice in the past year, and it worked for both quilters.

Rather than keep the recipe to myself, I'll post it here. Then, if you need it, you'll be able to find it in the sidebar, any time in the future.

Bette Beebe's Magic Pencil Mark Removing Potion

3 ounces rubbing alcohol

1 ounce water

4 DROPS liquid dishwashing soap (Bette used Palmolive)

Directions: Dip a CLEAN toothbrush in the solution and brush onto the fabric. Blot dry.

That's it.

I will give you the disclaimer that I've never used this myself. I don't know how it reacts with dyes or anything like that. Personally, I would wash the quilt after using the potion. But if you're anything like me, and you've run out of options, this might be just what you're looking for. Good luck!!!

Many thanks to Jeanne for the shout-out. I'm glad it worked for you!

Also thank you to Vicki, for calling "Foggy Day Cows" eye candy! See my BIG SMILE!! :)

1 comment:

Deborah said...

Thanks for sharing!