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  1. I definitely learned a new use for lemon juice! Thanks for sharing this excellent tip.

    1. Lemon juice has so many wonderful uses. Thanks for letting me know you liked this tip.

      1. Super helpful! I will need to keep this in mind as my husband always seems to stain his work clothes in weird ways😅

        1. LOL! Husbands are like that. Glad it was helpful for you.

    2. Hello, so glad I found your article. I’m wondering if I can use the lemon juice, salt and sunshine method on an age spot on back of a quilt that’s about 10” circumference and not have to wash the quilt afterwards? It is a quilt my mother made years ago and had never finished. I took it to a quilt store and they quilted and finished it for me and I plan to surprise her with it for upcoming birthday but don’t want to take out the newness by washing it. Thanks, Lisa

      1. Hi Lisa,
        I’m not an expert when it comes to working with antique/old fabrics, so I can’t say for certain. I can only speak from my own experience. Honestly, I’d be hesitant about using the method you mention. Lemon juice is acidic and I’d be concerned about how it reacts on your fabric. Also, not knowing if your fabric is cotton, a blend, or synthetic can make a difference on the effectiveness. And, when using lemon juice and/or salt, I’d definitely rinse the fabric to remove any lingering residue. Sorry that I can’t give you a concrete answer. ~Nicole

  2. Kathy Wardell says:

    Does it have to be fresh lemon? Will bottled lemon juice work? TYIA,

    1. I haven’t tried bottled lemon juice, but I don’t think it would work. Bottled lemon juice has additives. The one in my fridge contains lemon oil and potassium metabisulfite. It might be minimal, but I wouldn’t use anything with “oil” to treat my linens.

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