This Works for Quilts, Too!
Have you ever been given fabric, or received a block in a swap, that smelled of cigarette smoke? Smoke is one of the most persistent odors to remove from fabric but there’s a simple solution: vinegar.
It will banish musty mildew smells and other strong odors, too. Plus, vinegar will brighten both whites and colors, and acts as a natural fabric softener, making quilts extra soft and cuddly. It will also help set the dyes in fabric making them less likely to bleed.
Jeni Baker from In Color Order discovered that vinegar worked when other options didn’t to remove smoke odors from fabric purchased online. Her tutorial explains the simple process she used to make the fabric odor-free.
You’ll find additional information about using vinegar for laundry in this article from The Spruce.
Source: The photo at the top of the page is from Messy Jesse.
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