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Update!

As you can see from the post below, we had a pretty devastating stain to deal with. I had purchased a bottle of Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover from my local fabric store a few weeks before, but had yet to take it for a “test drive.” I figured I had nothing to lose, so I lightly applied it to the ravioli stain (it comes out one drop at a time, so I was kind of sketchy with it) and threw it in my front loader on extra gentle cycle. The first wash got out one of the lighter stains — not pictured — but still left much of the BIG gross stain I showcased yesterday. I re-read the directions and found that you were supposed to really rub the spot remover into the fibers and let it sit for 5 or 10 minutes. I hadn’t done that at first because I was afraid I’d just set the stain deeper. But for the second go round, I massaged the affected area thoroughly and threw it in for another run on gentle cycle…this time adding Clorox 2 for colors. Again I figured I really had nothing to lose at this point. A mere 35 minutes later, the hat was as good as new and I was doing a happy jig around the laundry room.

Grandma’s Secret also says it gets out fabric bleeds. I’ve got a few things (sadly) that I can test that claim on and give you the update in a later post. In the mean time, don’t throw away that cherished clothing item just yet. Run out and buy a bottle of Grandma’s Secret. It may just do the trick.

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  1. amy says

    I never got a chance to comment on the last post. Glad you found a solution! I had no suggestions, anyway. Just, it does no good to get precious over any knits handed over to small children, especially small boy children. And they have no concept of what actually goes into knitting it, even if they watch. My 5yo will tell me in the evening what he wants his sweater to look like, and wake up in the morning asking if he can wear his sweater to school. No concept. ;)



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