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« on: September 08, 2008 11:08:33 AM »

Hello everyone, I do not know if this is the proper place to post this.  I need help!  Awhile back I was given a bunch of fabric sample books.  I plan on a variety of patchwork projects for these pieces of fabric, but they all have a paper backing which is very hard to remove!

I have tried soaking some of the pieces in warm water but the only the top layer of paper comes off, leaving an ugly white sticky layer to deal with. 

Can anyone tell me how to get this stuff off? Huh

Thank! Kiss
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008 01:42:13 AM »

I'm just guessing and have never tried these solutions, but do you have any TSP in the house, or either Goo Gone?  I'd try some of whichever one I had.
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008 03:19:00 AM »

Hello everyone, I do not know if this is the proper place to post this.  I need help!  Awhile back I was given a bunch of fabric sample books.  I plan on a variety of patchwork projects for these pieces of fabric, but they all have a paper backing which is very hard to remove!

I have tried soaking some of the pieces in warm water but the only the top layer of paper comes off, leaving an ugly white sticky layer to deal with. 

Can anyone tell me how to get this stuff off? Huh

Thank! Kiss

Hey,

There is no other way to remove stickers from the fabric. You have to wash it properly and try to remove, if not then wash it again and again. I am sure it will remove after washing 2 to 3 times.

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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008 11:02:12 AM »

Thanks guys!  I have been washing them and the sticky does EVENTUALLY come off, but I was looking for some more immediate gratification, LOL.  I do have some tsp laying around, I will try that, if that does not work I will be making a trip to wally world for the goo gone.

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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008 12:34:23 PM »

Be careful using goo gone on fabrics...test a small spot first, as it can and will stain natural fibers!
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2008 05:36:53 PM »

I've had those sampler books in the past.  Your new best friend will be the simple fingernail brush.  The bristles are soft enough not to damage fabric, but really help get that layer of glue off.  Just soak and brush.
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2008 05:45:48 PM »

Tea tree or eucalyptus oil should dissolve the adhesive, and I've also seen orange oil used in similar products...

As always, do a spot test to make sure it won't harm the fabric.
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2008 02:51:12 AM »

i got the solution... u can remove gum or any stickers by washing from petrol or kerosene...
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2008 11:42:43 PM »

Vegetable oil will also dissolve sticker adhesive...

But that's completely useless because it will leave icky oil stains on your fabric  Roll Eyes

I'm so not helpful, lol.
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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2008 12:03:05 AM »

As a tool, use the rough side of a piece of velcro for heavy fabrics like denim as an abrasive after soaking or using goo-gone.  Use the finer, fabric-like side of velcro for finer fabrics.  Do not use either on silk, for your fabric's sake
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