Last month I took Mike to his very first auction. He got an antique shotgun, I got a quilt. Unlike Mike, who has spent hours meticulously cleaning his purchase, I have not. Hence this post seeking advice on how to move forward.
I made the rookie mistake of not examining it carefully before bidding. Although, it was only $45 and I do LOVE the colors. Now, I need to figure out what to do with this quilt ...
First up, cleaning. The quilt is very "loved" and is grimy. Any recommendations on cleaning? Methods or products.
Second, repairing the damage. If you look at the picture above the damage is quite extensive. It has huge rips, and in many places the fabric has actually split. Someone has zigzag stitched with a machine over already repaired areas. Is this the method?
You can see the edges are very grimy. It probably won't all come out but hopefully a good bath will get some out. It will be nice to know it's clean.
Any advice from you all would be great!