I came across this little quilt at the local op-shop on wednesday. It was in with the pet blankets???!!!
I wondered why it had been put there.
Oh dear, there were some black marks (paint or tar?) and some purple paint on another section.
Nevertheless, I bought it anyway.
Once home, I thought 'what are my chances at getting those marks out?'
I was advised to use methylated spirits or mineral turpentine for removal of paint.
I tried methylated spirits on a cotton bud, just dabbing away,
the marks were coming out.
It went a little smudgy, but it was mostly out.
Next, I rubbed on my favourite stain remover - 'Sard Wonder Soap'.
The paint marks vanished!
All of the appliqued bears have been hand done. Just look at those adorable tiny buttons. A lot of work (and love) has gone into the making of this little quilt.
You can see in the picture above that there is no sign of the black paint on the yellow gingham square.
(My winter heater has now become a summer quilt stand.)
I will keep it now for when little ones (grandchildren?) come along. I expect that will happen in the next five years or so. No rush :)