help with incredibly old moldy fabric for a quilt???
You may remember, when my mom cleaned out her parents' home, there was a bag that sort of got thrown into a not so awfully protected corner. It was what we guess to be the last quilt my great grandmother was working on when she died. It is the squares all sewn together, but nothing more. I washed it in very mild cleanser in lukewarm water and then laid it on the covered patio table to dry in the early summer air. It wasn't too hot. I feel like I did that part pretty well. Now it is time to get down to the nitty-gritty. I'd like to remove what is savalageable and then clean it further. There are patches where there is absolutely no material left, completely disintegrated when it hit the water. I knew that would happen, and felt it was worth the risk. I do think we can save enough to make one side of one regular quilt. Had it all survived, there would've been enough for a two sided quilt for a king size bed. It was huge! Let me know your thoughts as I prepare to unfurl this beauty soon.