How to Remove Rust Stains from Fabric

How to Remove Rust Stains from Fabric
How to Remove Rust Stains from Fabric
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One of the most enjoyable parts of quilting is choosing your fabric, but used or vintage material can sometimes present a challenge. Learn How to Remove Rust Stains from Fabric with this simple tutorial that has only 5 steps! If you love hunting for vintage fabric at thrift stores or garage sales, but are always worried about working with spotted fabric, then you can rest easy with this basic quilt tutorial. This quilting trick uses lemon juice and sunlight to remove rust stains, so it couldn't be easier or more budget-friendly. If you never know what to do with damaged or older fabric, then this tutorial for removing rust stains is a must read.

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So helpful! I'm surprised at how many things I have with rust stains. Hopefully fewer now!

This tutorial is amazing. I love going to thrift stores and rummage sales to find clothing and older fabric for projects, but I can't count how many times I've unfolded something to find rust spots. Thanks!


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