Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Miscellaneous > Don't ever do this to a tea towel! ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Don't ever do this to a tea towel!
Valerie Jo
star
Valerie Jo
Advanced Beginner
MO USA
Member since 8/2/09
Posts: 672
Login to reply to this post

Date: 11/19/12 12:39 PM

I washed it with its label still on. Now I have gummy stuff on it. I already tried Goo Gone then laundered it again. Got a lot out but not all. Why did I do this? Was I asleep doing laundry? I don't know but will never do it again.

I want to save this towel because I need to embroider on it. Everything is so expensive - even nice cotton tea towels.

Does anyone know of a laundry product that would take care of this? Save the tea towel! Thanks.

Janie Viers
star
Janie Viers  Friend of PR
Advanced
OH USA
Member since 4/8/02
Posts: 2413
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Valerie Jo <<


Date: 11/19/12 3:37 PM

Any laundry degreaser should work. Lestoil is one that does work. Sometimes Goo Gone isn't mean for laundry!

------
JanieV

jr
jr  Friend of PR
Intermediate
NC USA
Member since 8/11/03
Posts: 260
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Janie Viers <<


Date: 11/19/12 5:03 PM

My son left the sticky label on a tee shirt and I didn't spot it 'til after it was laundered- I removed the mess with Goo Gone...let it sit a while, then poured some Dawn dish detergent on it. Put it in the washer and now there's no sign of sticky stuff! Good Luck!
JR

Rainer
Rainer
Advanced Beginner
NY USA
Member since 10/5/10
Posts: 342
Login to reply to this post

Date: 11/19/12 9:28 PM

Freeze it. ..put it in freezer then peel it off .

Valerie Jo
star
Valerie Jo
Advanced Beginner
MO USA
Member since 8/2/09
Posts: 672
Login to reply to this post

Date: 11/20/12 10:20 AM

I don't know that I could peel it off because it sort melted in a little from the dryer. However, I will try it if Shout Advanced does not get it out. I got it yesterday - it was reasonably priced.

If it isn't out I will also try the Goo Gone again with Dawn dish soap.

I will let you know. Thanks!

Valerie Jo
star
Valerie Jo
Advanced Beginner
MO USA
Member since 8/2/09
Posts: 672
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 11/25/12 6:46 PM

Jr, it worked! My Shout didn't do it. This poor tea towel has been through laundry but is still holding up.

I put the Goo Gone on it, then Dawn (had to buy some), used a soft tooth brush to gently brush it in. Saw a shadow of the sticky stuff and thought it didn't work. It dried and then I didn't see a shadow. Laundered it again...and it is GONE! Yippee! I will always have Dawn in the house. Thanks so much!

Learn To Sew
star
Learn To Sew  Friend of PR
Intermediate
WA USA
Member since 4/12/05
Posts: 10816
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Valerie Jo <<


Date: 11/25/12 9:04 PM

Good job.

------
I am a Quilter at heart. I love to play with fabrics, patterns and colors. Recently I have discovered I enjoy doing applique. I love making pictures. Using a sewing machine is much easier than counted cross stitch or oil painting for me. I enjoy landscape quilting as well. I am working on my first applique project in the spring of 2014.
Bernina 630, my main machine
Pfaff 2036, my class machine
Babylock Molly
Bernina 1200DA serger
Unique Sewing Cabinet 450L

jr
jr  Friend of PR
Intermediate
NC USA
Member since 8/11/03
Posts: 260
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Valerie Jo <<


Date: 11/26/12 1:25 AM

I'm so glad that you tried it and it worked!!

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Miscellaneous >> Don't ever do this to a tea towel!

Merchants on PR
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Restyling with Exposed Zippers
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Restyling with Exposed Zippers

Online Sewing Classes
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics
Fee: $19.99
(Regular $49.00)
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics

Vogue Patterns 1165 Misses' Shirt
photo
Review by Ann Smith on 7/19/10
Read Review

Favorite Things Hushabye Baby Pattern
Favorite Things Hushabye Baby Pattern

Details
Price: $14.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sew Liberated Woodlands Shirt
Sew Liberated Woodlands Shirt

Details
Price: $14.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Peek-A Boo Hang Time Basketball Shorts Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -12 years )
Peek-A Boo Hang Time Basketball Shorts Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -12 years )

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Oliver + S Secret Agent Trench Coat Digital Pattern ( 6M- 4)
Oliver + S Secret Agent Trench Coat Digital Pattern ( 6M- 4)

Details
Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Burda 7556 Misses DRESS
photo
Review by lqtang on 12/29/13
Read Review

Butterick 5951 Pattern ( Size 8-10-12-14-16 )
Butterick 5951 Pattern ( Size 8-10-12-14-16 )

Details
Price: $18.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Vogue 1367 Pattern ( Size 14-16-18-20-22 )
Vogue 1367 Pattern ( Size 14-16-18-20-22 )

Details
Price: $30.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN