Wednesday, 26 November 2014

More Info From Birch

Hi Everyone,

After I posted yesterday, I received an e-mail from Birch with further information on removing yellow quilters chalk.

Here is the e-mail they sent me ...

Dear Tracy,

It is always suggested to test a fabric mark on the same fabric you are using.  Fabrics change from supplier to supplier.

Also if the fabric is not pre washed the sizing used in the manufacturing process can sometimes retain some of the colour.

To try and remove markings on your current project first test on a scrap of the same fabric or on an inconspicuous place as it is important that it does not ruin

Some ways to remove chalk from fabric:

1.       Brush it with a soft brush – like a soft toothbrush. 

2.       Gently blot the marks with a soft white cloth and a solution made from ½ white vinegar and ½ water. ( Some quilters use 2/3 white vinegar to 1/3 water). Some people report that that marks don’t seem to disappear until the quilt is dried.

3.    Cool water with a drop of dishwashing liquid. Use a soft toothbrush to gently rub the solution by dabbing with a clean sponge and cold water.

4.    Use a fabric eraser.

      Birch Haberdashery & Craft

I hope this can help someone else out.



Maria said...

Hope these hints help you.

Christine said...

I used to be a compulsive fabric washer, then stopped when it seemed it didn't matter (and new unwashed fabric is so lovely) now it seems that the colour running isn't the only worry. :(
Thanks for sharing.

Anthea said...

Oh Tracy - you poor thing - what a saga!
I hope I'm not the only person who's thinking "um, maybe the product needs to be changed so this problem doesn't happen to someone else?"...
I'm not quite sure why they'd make a product that results in these issues, did they not test it themselves before selling it in shops??!

Well at least the marks were not so noticeable to your happy recipient... don't be too hard on yourself! xx