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Protect, Label, Wash, Remove Marks and Lint from Your Quilts and Fabrics

Orvus Paste
Quilt Soap


orvus paste
Fabric Shield
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Fabric Eraser

Marking Pencil Remover
Marking Pencil Remover

Quilt Care Labels

Quilt Care Labels

Quilt Journal

Quilt Journal

Lint Magnet

Lint Magnet
 

Retayne
Retayne
Available in 4 oz. and 16 oz.

synthrapol
Synthrapol
Available in 4oz., 16 oz. and 1 Gallon

 

restoration
Restoration Fabric Restorer

Vintage Textile soak
Vintage Textile Soak



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Fabric ShieldFabric Shield

UV Protection for Your Quilt

Item Code: 03g1
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Item Code: 03g1
Weight: 0.55 lb
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  • Fabric protection spray that blocks UV rays, dust, dirt, spills, grease, and oil.
  • It is water repellent, contains no CFAs, and is acid free.
  • Great for protecting quilts, dolls, upholstery, stuffed animals, and other sewn fabric crafts.
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Quilt Care Labels
Quilt Care Labels

Quilt Care Labels

Black or Cream

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Item Code: 03b4
Weight: 0.02 lbs
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Quilt Care Label: Tell your friends and family how to take care of the beautiful quilt you made.

Care instructions include suggestions to Clean, Store, and Display.

  • The quality satin finish fabric with ribbon-type edge is similar to high-end garment labels.
  • Text is woven into fabric, not printed

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Wash and Remove Marks and Lint from Your Quilts

Lint Magnet

Lint Magnet

Lint Magnet

MFG: Tri-Sharp
Item Code: 04A4
ISBN / SKU / UPC: 707285357125
Weight: 0.06 lb
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  • Keep work area neat and clean.
  • Great for Cutting Mats. One side is slightly sticky and really captures those fibers that bury themselves into the cutting mat self-healing cuts.
  • Wipe away unwanted strands of fiberfill, batting, fabric and thread from cutting board, cutting mat, flannel piece board, sewing machine, and other work areas.
  • Use in conjunction with the Mat Smoother.

 

marking pencil remover
Marking Pencil Remover

MFG: Quilter's Rule International
Item Code: 03B3
ISBN / SKU / UPC: 032332110119
Weight: 0.90 lb
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Marking -Pencil Removal for Hobby, Crafts, Sewing, and Quilting.

  • Contains No Phosphates
  • Easy Spray Application
  • Safely Removes Marking Pencil Marks

Fbric Eraser
Fabric Eraser

MFG: Collins
IItem Code: 03B6
ISBN / SKU / UPC: 744674071477
Weight: 0.06 lb
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  • Fabric Eraser: A non-smudge eraser that lightly removes pencil markings from fabric and quilts. Perfect for the quilter and home sewer.
  • Use the Lint Magnet to remove the tiny strands of fiberfill, batting, satin and other fabrics that accumulate in your work area.
  • Just an easy sweep of the hand and your mat, sewing machines, cutting areas, etc. is cleared of threads, lint and dust.
  • Clean Link Magnet under cool, running water and allow to air dry
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Restoration Fabric Restorer

Restoration
Fabric Restorer
2 Lb. Jar

Mfg: Engleside's
Item Code: 03B2E
ISBN / SKU / UPC: 098402912151
Weight: 2.40 lb
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Restoration Fabric Restorer

  • Fabric Restoration is a remarkable product that will save your priceless textile heirlooms from being tucked or thrown away.
  • Color safe, fabric safe, environmentally safe and an excellent deodorizer.
  • Can be used in soft or hard water.
  • Removes the toughest stains like fruit juice, coffee, tea, blood, grass stains, gravy & much more without weakening delicate fibers.
  • Revives and freshens priceless antique textiles.
  • Removes ugly yellowing caused by age, UV Rays, water stains and unattractive fold lines.
  • Your whites will never have looked brighter! Brings life back to dull colors.
  • Excellent for wedding dresses veils vintage & Victorian clothing, table linens, doilies & more

NOTE:

  • NOT suitable for silk fabrics or woolen carpets. When fading has occurred original colors can not be restored.
  • It is recommended to test a small area of fabric first.
  • Do NOT mix with chlorine

How to Use:

  • Step 1 Pre Soak: Mix 3 scoops (scoop included) per each gallon of warm water making sure product is completely dissolved. Soak for 15-20 minutes, gently remove fabric and gently press out excess water.
  • Step 2: Repeat step 1 only this time soak in FRESH solution for 6-8 hours. Remove gently and rinse thoroughly and allow to dry.
  • Repeat Step 2 if necessary.
Vintage Textile Soak

Vintage Textile Soak

MFG Star Spangled Sampler
Item Code: 03B2C
Weight: 1.12 lb
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Gives antique linens a second life!

  • Specially formulated for quilts, linens, quilt tops, wedding gowns, and antique linens that have been yellowed and/or brown from long term storage caused by the oils in wood after being stored in cedar chests, linen closets and dresser drawers.

NOTE:

  • Check for Colorfastness before soaking
  • Contains sodium perborate
  • Keep away from Children and Pets
  • How to use:
    • FIRST: Clean and rinse item
    • Then Soak using mix ratio of 3 tablespoons per gallon of water in container or washer
    • Soak for 4 to 24 hours.
    • Rinse thoroughly with water
    • Dry naturally
    • Results vary

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orvus paste

Orvus Paste
Quilt Soap (8 oz.)

Item Code: 03B2
Weight: 0.9 lb
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Orvus paste contains no phosphorus to harm delicate fabrics. The surfactants in ORVUS paste are biodegradable.
How to use:

  • Warm bottle to re-liquefy contents. Shake bottle several times before each use.
  • Fill washer full with water, add only 1 Tablespoon of highly concentrated Quilt soap. Agitate water slightly to mix Quilt Soap with the water.
  • Gently place quilt around in washer. Wash quilt on gentle cycle for 6 to 7 minutes only.
  • Rinse quilt twice to remover all the Quilt Soap. If quilt is heavily soiled, wash twice. Do not presoak the quilt.
  • Very delicate, antique quilts should be handled gently and washed/ soaked in a bathtub filled with water using 1 Tablespoon of Quilt Soap.
  • Layer quilt in a fan fashion in water-filled tub. Gently hand press down and up on quilt, forcing cleaning water through the layered quilt.
  • Drain water, hand press down and up to squeeze out excess water.
  • Place a sheet under the wet quilt and list out of tub using the sheet.
  • DO not lift heavy wet quilt manually.

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Retayne 4 ounces
Retayne
4 ounces

Item Code: 03B2R
ISBN / SKU / UPC: 649480000324
Weight: 0.50 lb
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Retayne 16 ounces
Retayne
16 Ounces

Item Code: 03B2R16
ISBN / SKU / UPC: 649480000331
Weight: 1.30 lb
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Retayne

  • Retayne is use to Stop the Bleed,
  • It is a Color fixative for commercially dyed cotton fabrics.
  • NOTE: For best results, treat fabric with Retayne before washing it for the first time or placing it into your quilt, garment or project.

When to use Retayne:

  • Use Retayne before you cut and piece your quilt or garment.
  • Color fixative for commercially dyed cotton, linen, and rayon fabric that bleeds.
  • Use it in your washing machine or by hand washing with hot water.
  • Test fabric before washing it for the first time.
  • Only one application is necessary.

How to use Retayne

  • Test your fabric before treating it with Retayne.
  • Dampen a small square of 100% cotton white muslin.
  • Place it on top of the colored fabric to be tested.
  • Iron the fabrics with a hot iron until dry.
  • Inspect the muslin and if there is any transfer of color.
  • If there is, then treat your fabric with Retayne.
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Synthrapol 4 ounces
Synthrapol
4 oz. size

Item Code: 03B2S
ISBN / SKU / UPC: 649480000300
Weight: 0.50 lb
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Synthrapol 16 ounces
Synthrapol
16 oz. size

Item Code: 03B2S16
ISBN / SKU / UPC: 649480000317
Weight: 1.30 lb
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Synthrapol SP Gallon Size
Synthrapol SP
Gallon

Item Code: 03B2SGAL
Weight: 8.70 lb
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Synthrapol
Concentrated Surfactant

Great for hand dyed fabrics

  • Use in dyebath for even dye results
  • Use before dyeing to remove sizing
  • Removes excess dye from hand dyed fabrics
  • Will remove excess dye from hand dyed fabrics.
  • Will remove sizing from fabric before dyeing.
  • Use in the dye bath for even color.
  • A concentrated wetting agent, known as a surfactant.

When to use Synthrapol

  • To wash hand dyed fabrics before using them in a garment or quilt.
  • When fabric is already quilted and bleeds into adjacent fabric.
  • To soak fabric before dyeing.

How to wash hand dyed fabric with Synthrapol:

Washing hand dyed fabrics for the first time.

Hand washing:

  • Wearing gloves
  • Use the sink, a plastic tub, or an old enamel canning kettle this is not used for food preparation
  • Add teaspoon (1.25 ml) of Synthrapol per gallon of water.
  • Add your cotton fabric and swish it around for 5 minutes.
  • Squeeze out excess water from your fabric before adding it to the dye bath.
  • Rinse well and dry.

After care of hand dyed fabric

  • Launder hand dyed fabric in warm water with a cold rinse.
  • Do not wash it in hot water.

Machine Wash:

  • Fill your washing machine with 140F (60C) water. Boil water on the stove and add it to the washing machine if your hot tap water is not hot enough.
  • Once the washing machine is filled, add 1-2 teaspons (15 to 30 ml) of Synthrapol.per load (very concentrated.) This is just enought thatt 1/4" of suds forms on the top.
  • Wash for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Rinse: Let the machine run through the complete cycle with a warm rinse.
  • Then dry.

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Quilt Journal

 

Quilter's Journal
To record each quilt's story

Quilt Care by Fairfield
Item Code: 03b7a
Weight: 0.8 lb
Our Price: $7.65
MSRP: $8.50

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The Quilters Journal has room to document sixty quilts, including photographs and sections to list the maker, date and locations that are relevant to each quilt.

There is also plenty of room for your thoughts and comments regarding the quilt, recipient, and the times during which the quilt was made. This is a wonderful way to create a chronological history of your work.

The Quilters Journal has room to document the history of sixty quilts. It holds 4" X 6" photos and has a spot to list the dates, recipient and your thoughts about each quilt.

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Quilt Journal
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Retayne
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4 oz, 16 oz, Gallon

Restoration Fabric Restorer
restoration


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