This post is mainly going to be about removing the blue Clover marking lines from page one. I was pretty worried that since they'd been on for over 15 months -- which is well beyond the recommended two weeks!-- that there would be staining issues. Thankfully, with just some cold water, the marking lines disappeared within a matter of minutes! The only issue I had is that it did leave a minor water stain around the edges of the design. I believe this was either because I used regular bottled water instead of distilled water or perhaps there was some sort of stiffening agent on the fabric itself. Either way, I'm not too concerned about it because the stain will be stitched over or covered with matting.
Here are some pictures of the process and results!
|I placed the fabric in a clean 13x9 baking pan so that I would only have to wash the affected areas.|
|Before shot of the markings on the side as well as the ones you could visibly see under the stitching.|
|After only a few minutes in the cold water, all the markings were completely gone!|
|After drying. You can see the waterstain around the design.|
|Page 2 gridded|