Antique stores, thrift stores, garage sales, and grandma’s attic often have a treasure trove of old textiles that may include linens, tapestries, handmade quilts, or needlework projects. You may also come across christening gowns, wedding gowns, and other cherished garments from days gone by. These items are wonderful to look at and fun to consider how they were used in their day, but they might also set your creative mind to thinking of ways to re-use them. The treasured textiles, whether used intact or made into pillows, garments, or other accessories, are full of character and beauty.
Regardless of how you plan to use it, they most certainly will need cleaning. However, the downside to these fabrics is that they may not stand up to traditional cleaning methods. In this article, we hope to help you to determine the best way to clean those old textiles to give them new life.
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