Removing blood from your quilt
Today I was pinning up a quilt ready for quilting. My finger met with the wrong end of the pin - ouch!
Before I knew it, I had blood on my applique quilt, not a lot, but of course, in a most obvious spot on a light background piece.
Even though I was reasonably quick at getting cold water on it to rinse it out, there was still a stain left behind.
Do you know the best way to get this out? This might sound bad, or different, or whichever way you want to take it, but the best method of getting this blood stain out is to chew up a piece of cotton thread and then dab the spot with the wet bundled thread. Look for yourself.
Apparently, your own saliva will take out the blood stain. If you ask someone else to chew the thread for you, it won't work. It must be the person who did the bleeding. This is a great tip to remember with hand applique. I don't know about you, but I often prick my finger when doing that.