Removing Paper Backing and Glue from Fabric Samples

How do I get the glue and card off the back of fabric samples?

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August 19, 20170 found this helpful

Some comes off by just peeling. You may need to steam the samples. That glue is usually on pretty good. Have you checked the care instructions? If it's not dry clean only, you could try goo gone or some other dissolvant that is safe for fabrics followed by a good washing. Good luck! I'm interested to know of any other ideas!

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August 19, 20170 found this helpful

I would make a tub of warm water and a little soap and soak the fabric sample in the soapy water. You can also try Folex on it. Test the Folex on a sample you don't like so much.

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August 19, 20170 found this helpful

I would put a butter knife between the card and fabric and try to pry it off. Soak fabric in water to remove the rest.

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August 19, 20170 found this helpful

I would try GOO GONE I have used it for years. It removes stickers, Grease, gum, tar, crayon, sticky tape, lipstick and make-up, just to name a few.

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August 19, 20170 found this helpful

Soak the fabric overnight and try peeling it off.You can stitch over the paper to cover.

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August 20, 20170 found this helpful

i've had good luck with rubbing alcohol, Mayo, and Goo Gone.

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August 20, 20170 found this helpful

I know several "crafters" who just love these fabric sample books but they say they have tried almost everything and even with hard scrubbing some of this glue hangs on. Some fabrics - mostly cottons - can be soaked to remove the paper but the glue remains and is an even bigger mess than it was before removing the paper.

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Most of my friends say they just cut the paper/glue off (either on one end or all the way around) the piece and plan to use it in the left over size. Some of these samples have beautiful designs of flowers, animals, frogs, trees, food, etc and they use these to accent a plain pieces of fabric (like a center piece) and some even make special greeting cards with one of these as the front (glued on). There are lots of ways to use all sizes and you may want to consider whether it is really worth all the trouble to save that edge covered by paper and glue.

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