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From: CodyGramma
Date: 03-31-2007, 07:44 PM (1 of 5)
I used to be on a bowling team...we had some really nice shirts.... I can no longer bowl due to arthritis but I still have this shirt and wanted to remove the iron on "club patches" from the sleeve so I can wear the shirt... granted I will probably only be wearing it around the house so this isn't all that important but.... I re-ironed the area and pulled the patches off but it left residue on the sleeve... I got a little more off by using rags and continued to iron and pull... then I used a little goo gone on it and threw it into the washing machine..... there is STILL some residue on the sleeve...

Is it impossible to get this off? My husband suggested just ironing on another patch....

anyone ever done anything like this and if so...did it work and what did you do? is 50% Polyester and 50% cotton
User: CodyGramma
Member since: 04-22-2005
Total posts: 133
From: CodyGramma
Date: 04-01-2007, 07:06 PM (2 of 5)
Well, I ended up cutting off the area and re-hemming the least now I can wear the shirt without somebody wondering why I have bowling pins on my sleeve! LOL
User: CodyGramma
Member since: 04-22-2005
Total posts: 133
From: bridesmom
Date: 04-03-2007, 01:31 AM (3 of 5)
I was going to suggest testing a small area with nail polish remover, acetone works wonders on sticky tape stuff. But you'd have to be careful it didn't wreck your fabric. If I have tape residue or those nasty price stickers stuck on things, a little nail polish remover cleans that off right away. Also works great on white boards that have colored from the wipe off markers.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 05-08-2007, 06:13 PM (4 of 5)
Why not applique some pretty patches to cover those spots that you cannot get rid of..??? A flower or a veggie or just an abstract design.. That is really IN right now on all the RTW that I have looked at lately..
Sew With Love
User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
From: Sancin
Date: 05-08-2007, 08:39 PM (5 of 5)
There is a substance called Goo Gone, which I get at hardware stores or paint stores to remove sticky labels on glass or plastic. Anyone know whether it would work on fabric? It is an orangey colour and seems oily. I have a friend, who is a dental hygienist, who tells me they use an orange substance in their practice and thinks Goo Gone may be the same thing. If used on fabric one would have to treat as if an oily stain, I would think.
*~*~*~* Nancy*~*~*~* " I try to take one day at a time - but sometimes several days attack me at once."
User: Sancin
Member since: 02-13-2005
Total posts: 895
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