I recently bought a lot of wool fabric at auction on ebay, it was mentioned that the fabric was rescued from a wet basement, but i can't remember what method my grandmother used for removing this odor from wool. These are uncut pieces for sewing, can anyone help? - Ebay Addict
I bought two antique quilts that had that musty smell. I just sprayed both sides of them with Fabreze and let them dry. No more smell. :)
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Perhaps just spreading the wool out in the sunlight on a breezy, dry day would air it out. Molds can be killed by sunlight, so I would think mildew would, too. Depends on what you plan on using the wool for, but why put a lot of time into a project if the materials aren't clean & ready, right? So, worst case scenario, take it to a drycleaner, then you would be on the safe side, as some people are pretty sensitive to molds. I heard Febreeze isn't good to use around pets!
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