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Removing Food & Wine Stains from Tablecloths

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Removing Food & Wine Stains from Tablecloths

CindyJ | Apr 16, 2009 08:36 AM

Maybe this is SO "not about food" that it doesn't even belong on this website, but I'll give it a shot anyway. What's the best way to clean a tablecloth that can't be bleached, or even washed in hot water? I usually stay away from tablecloths that aren't indestructable, but I have one that's been sitting in the closet, never used, because I just know it'll be ruined after the first time I put it on the table. It's a very pretty April Cornell 100% cotton print. The cleaning instructions say to wash in cold water and line dry. So my question is, what can I use to treat the inevitable spills, spots and stains, prior to laundering, that won't ruin the cloth?

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