Friday, February 22, 2008

crisis averted

So I started quilting this quilt last night. And this morning I saw these grease/oil marks from my machine. Of course they are on the white. YIKES!

now you see it....

now you don't.

thanks to Murphy Oil Soap.
worth. every. penny.

p.s. spell check is working again. woo-hoo!

27 comments:

Mama Urchin said...

I would never have thought to use that. And just so you know all 12 of my quilt-along blocks are now sewn. Now I just need to figure our what I'm doing with them!

Mystele said...

man, that stuff is good!!! and i have a couple of bottles...it lasts forever, too. no more freaking out for me. thanks!

(by the way, my blog has changed from hotwater cornbread to littleglimpses.wordpress.com)

Em said...

Wow, I didn't know you could use that stuff on fabric... and it works so well too! Yay! I have had the same thing happen a few times and didn't know what to do.

Katherine said...

Whew! You had me scared. Glad to know you had the perfect solution to this potential disaster.

Marcia said...

When I grow up, I want to quilt like you! Ü

Anina said...

Phew! That was close.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great quilt..very nice quilting, not sure if that product is on our Aussie shelves....

lera said...

Woo-hoo for Murphy Oil Soap!

Woo-hoo for spell check!!

a friend to knit with said...

oh my gosh! i would have never thought!
thanks for the tip!

Linda said...

Awesome! I'll bet your boy is getting excited for his birthday and such a pretty new quilt!

house on hill road said...

i was worried there for a moment! so glad you got that mark off.

upstateLisa said...

pheeew!

Sarah said...

Can't wait to see this one finished - I loved the top!

Chara Michele said...

I was a bit worried for you for a second, glad you were able to get the mark out! :) I never would have thought to use that though, brilliant!

sulu-design said...

Who knew? Thanks for the tip... does it work on other stains, too?

carolyn CMB said...

woot! yay for murphy's oil! and good to know as I always have that stuff around for the wood floors. ;)

Katie said...

that is a great tip! thanks fo rsharing! I sent you a little something today....let me know when you get it and if it is in one piece.

Carol Van Rooy said...

I know your an advid quilter, and so I'd like to pose a question. I've just begun to free motion quilt on my old "White" machine. It has all the proper attachments that came with it and yet it somehow seems to look fine from the top and the bottom looks like crap... ladders and loops. Do you know how to solve this dilema??? Is there a way to tighten the bottom thread. I tried playing with the stitch length and raising and lowering the feed dogs with no luck. I haven't touched the tension control only because I thought it only affected the upper thread. Am I wrong. I have been lurking on the blog from time to time and admire your work....HELP!!!!

syko kajsa said...

So glad Murphy could help you! That quilt looks simply gorgeous! And the comment above mine looks like spam...

Quilting Pirate said...

WHEW!!! I have to keep this in mind when it happens to my projects!

Jelly Wares said...

What a great product!!! I've never seen it before though, where do you buy it from?? I'd love to add some to my cleaning kit...

Jodie

Josie said...

Nifty tip there! Thank you.

Valerie said...

Just wanted you to know that I did quilt Block 2 & 3 today. I am slow, but proud. I hope you don't take the quilt a long off because I am planning on finishing this. Thank you so much for teaching this. Valerie

Kim said...

Mogul said:
Warning or look here is a spyware program. Don't open.
Kim

Stephanie said...

I had NO clue about murphy oil soap working?? How exactly do you treat it?

Linda said...

Ooh, the name scares me...Murphy OIL Soap. Is it oily? Do you have to wash it out afterwards? How did you find out about this? More info, please....thanks, Linda

Anonymous said...

Murphy’s Oil Soap
This product is biodegradable and contains a principal natural ingredient, Potassium Soap of Vegetable Oil, combined with sodium EDTA, propylene glycol and fragrance. It comes in a no frills, transparent, 16fl oz, plastic bottle with a screw off cap. The cleaner is a translucent pale tan color with a unique, pleasant fragrance.

Makes a great pre-spotter, especially on organic stains like grass, blood, and soil. Just apply Murphy's directly to the stain, rub into the fabric, and wash as usual. Cuts through grease, lipstick, and ink on fabrics. For tough stains, spritz the spot and let soak for a few hours.