Almost done with adding the buttons. I had to make them because I could not find fabric buttons.
I use vinegar on a lot of stains and it works really well...have used it many time on quilts. BUT I recently read the every best thing to get grease out of fabric/clothes is dish soap as it is made to combat greasy dishes. But should not hurt the quilt either...now I have not tried it but thought I would share idea with you. Good luck and I am sorry...it is lovely!
You'd have to test it on some fabric first but goo gone or WD40 might also work. It may also leave its own stain though which is why I'd test it. I'd try the dish soap first though. You could also check with your dry cleaners
1. relatively safe: Gallseife - ox-gall soap / bile soap - wet the spot rub in the soap thoroughly, leave for a while and then either put it in the machine or handwash ..
2. butter - that is something I would test - I guess it would be the same as using the WD40 HawkFan suggested ... if it's really a grease stain than fat against fat usually works, just smear a little on it and wash normally
Try the dawn soap. If that does not work then cover it with those cute buttons....kidding. you could try a tide stick too.
And since this is your first quilting project, couldn't you have picked an easier pattern? But what fun would that be. You are doing a great job!
Hey Cathie, the dawn soap worked. So no worries, your pillow won't have any black smudges on it. :)
This is gorgeous! This is really great, and difficult for a first project. Great job on this!!!
Great news that you got the stain out. Beautiful work by the way
Love this pillow...I've always wanted to try this but just haven't found the time yet. Maybe I need to make the time!
This pillow is so cute! That Dawn dish soap is the best!! Can't wait to see the back...I am sure you will have that done in a snap!! Great job...:)
Thank you everyone. I have just finished the back after two tries. I have never put a zipper in anything before. Thank you to Wendy for her tutorial on the hidden zipper.
Now working on red poka dot binding.
There are many of us who are so happy Caribousmom posted that tutorial. Can't wait to see your finished pillow
Your pillow is awesome! And so glad the tutorial helped :)
You did great. Love what you did with the back too. The red binding is perfect. Can not wait to see it in person. Oh ya, can not wait to see it in my favorite chair too. Think it is going on my white rocker so it will really stand out!
Done on my project page