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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Scotchguard

     Someone (Christy from Chocoholic Cross Stitchers) suggested I Scotchguard my fabby as part of my pre~stitching ritual.  I've never done it, nor had I ever considered it.  I mentioned I was a little bit nervous about my spot clean at the end of DGM, as I don't want to get any of the non~colorfast threads wet.  So she suggested Scotchguard.  So my question is this:  have any of you done this, and did it help?  Do you have any tips to make the process go faster or easier (I don't know anything about it but that it is supposed to keep textiles from staining)?  If I get something on it, do I need to clean it immediately, or can I wait till the end and spot clean as usual?  TIA for any info you can give me!!!

13 comments:

Anne said...

Hmm. I wish I knew about this before I started Tanglewood! I have never used Scotchguard for prepping fabric. Let us know how it works!

PS thanks for visiting my blog. I couldn't email you to say so personally. If you want you can attach an email account to your blog account under settings and the comment tab.

mdgtjulie said...

Thanks. I gave it a try the other day, but had no luck. I'll look under comment this time. I put it up in text, but it doesn't link, so no one sees it, lol.

mdgtjulie said...

Nope, that didn't do the trick. At least I don't think it did. I'm gonna have to work on it more, lol.

mdgtjulie said...

Okay, I've got it now. I had to go in and edit my profile for it to show my email addy as a link. Thanks for the motivation to do that, Ann.

Debra said...

I have never used Scotchguard also never heard of anyone using it either.
Sorry I am not much help.
Personally I stay away from overdyed threads, so I can wash my projects when completed. Some take years to finish and they have to be washed no matter how careful you are.

mdgtjulie said...

Usually, if a piece has overdyed threads in it, I just do a spot clean with Q tips. It works out well. Gotta love Dawn and Tide, lol.

Margaret said...

Never tried Scotchguard. What a thought! Let us know how it goes!

mdgtjulie said...

I'm sure if I try it, I'll blog it, lol. Will do some research on it!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

I never like the idea of adding unecessary chemicals to my fabrics, I imageine it could affect the hand dyed fabris or ruin the affect. Usually I just make a point of being extra careful with the pieces I can't wash.

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

I've never tried scotchguard on any projects....then again almost everything I make is primitive. Hope you find just the right answers. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Joysze said...

The only times I've used scotchguard is when I hung up stitched pieces as scrolls to protect them from daily cooking oils etc. For something you're currently stitching, I'd suggest washing your hands before hand. I'm wary cos I don't know what the chemicals would do to your floss.... esp when you're using silks.

I see you're planning on some Chats. ;) TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!

mdgtjulie said...

I'm wondering now if I should try it. I'm not planning on it for my work in progress, I'm thinking of it for part of the prep work for my next fabby. Yes, I am planning some more Chatelaines. I have so enjoyed stitching the one I'm stitching on that I feel the need to get more, lol. I won't get the kits for them for a while though. I need to save up some money first, just so I'll have a backup.

mdgtjulie said...

Somehow, I missed you Dani!! I try and be careful, but I'm naturally careless, and I can't seem to help but getting skin oils on my fabby, no matter what I do. I have a Q snap huggie, and it helps, but doesn't prevent all mishaps. So we'll see what happens when I spot clean it. For some reason, I'm just naturally hard on things.