Monday, March 20, 2017

6th finish of 2017

I got my AHIQ project done this weekend. It finished at 60.5 X 69.

I made the best batch ever of yogurt yesterday. I decided to leave my milk with starter in the big stock pot I heated the milk in and keep it warm by wrapping it a towel, then turning on the electric blanket on my bed, and wrapping the pot in the quilts on my bed. I used whole milk and the yield was impressive. I used some of it this morning in my smoothie and it was great.

I have a question - what is the best way to get the musty smell out of fabric? I have some vintage fabric that was given to me and it has a musty smell.

12 comments:

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Musty smelling fabric: I usually try spritzing and putting it in the dryer for 10 minutes first. If that doesn't take the smell out I wash it with pure soap (Orvis). If it isn't washable I think hanging it outside in the fresh air for 24 hours might do it.

QuiltSwissy said...

I use a lot of vinegar! I wash the quilts and fabric coming home in a up of vinegar along with my fragrance free detergent with Oxi. If you like the idea of oxi just use hydrogen peroxide. Oxi is just powdered hydrogen peroxide. I buy it by the gallon if I can find it or by the quart at Walmart for 88 cents. Way cheaper than the commercial products and none of the smelly stuff!

QuiltSwissy said...

Oh, yes....the quilt finish! I was afraid the multiple colors would overtake the quilt so I have been watching in earnest. Delightfully, I see that it does not. But it adds an interest that is, well almost ethereal looking. I approve!

Vicki W said...

I'm glad Wanda has advice for the fabric because, aside from a complete washing, I have no idea. But I do love the quilt!

Kaja said...

I have been looking forward to seeing this done. Congratulations. It's worked really well - I like the mix of horizontal and vertical strip sets a lot, and the quilting is amazing.

Monica said...

I am allergic to mold, and must is a form of mold, so this is an issue for me. Fortunately I discovered that if you iron it well with a really hot iron, you kill it. If your fabric is cotton or linen, and clean, this will work. Iron embroidery from the back, with a clean towel underneath. If it is stained, wash it first, but washing alone doesn't kill must unless the water is very hot. Don't put it back in the same bag after, because the spores are in the bag too. Hope this helps!

I love the coloured quilting on your neutral quilt! And you have a smart way to hang it, too. Nice finish!

PaulaB quilts said...

Your quilt turned out very well. I like the gradation from top to bottom and also the vertical division for the whole different shapes. Very unique. You must have put a lot of thought into it.

Ann said...

What a gorgeous quilt, Patty. I thought this was "simply" columns of coins and sashing that shaded but you've done so much more. The two-sided border is a fabulous addition! You certainly are the queen of neutrals.
Thank you so very much for joining #AHIQChineseCoins and linking this beauty. It's an eye-popper. Everyone will be thrilled. And the skulls are the back simply scream, "You."

quiltmusings said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the gradation you have achieved and the subtlety of the colors.

JanineMarie said...

Oh wow, I love the subtle color the quilting gives on both the front and back. The is something I find really challenging to visualize. I wonder, does it look the way you thought it would or was it a surprise to you? I think it's fabulous.

Marly said...

I like the ombré effect you've achieved with your neutral wedges; very subtle. I think your tartan quilting is amazing. To be honest, at first I didn't ralise the lines were quilting; I thought of tartan fabric. The quilting must have taken you ages!

audrey said...

I am so in love with your quilt. It has such a wonderful 'taupe' loop to it, so calm and serene and then that great backing fabric for a bit of whimsy! What a great finish!