Last year I saw a tutorial on Under the Sycamore on a doily table runner. I started to buy doilies whenever I saw them at the thrift store. Which was twice. So I don't have very many doilies. I think I have about 15 but they are all smallish. Half of them were blue and I tried to bleach them in my washer last weekend and it didn't work at all. So they soaked in a sink bleach bath overnight and that did the trick.
Today I found these big mammas and I will be bleaching them. Hopefully I can finish this project soon, I want it to be a "snowflake" table runner and I've already got spring on my mind. If you have any doilies you want to give to the cause send them my way.
If you have a front loader washing machine are you successful when bleaching things in it? I bleach our white towels, shirts, and socks but never feel like they come out any whiter. And now after bleaching the blue doilies and them not changing at all I am pretty sure I am wasting my time. There isn't a bleach or soak cycle on my machine so I don't know how to change it up. It is annoying but bleaching did get my machine clean and the musty smell gone. ick
And one more thing if you have a front loader how often do you clean it? I cleaned out the seal drain holes Saturday and it was nasty but only the 2nd time I had done it during their 18 month life. I used several qtips to get in the little holes which helped a lot. I don't understand why I have to clean my machine, it is suppose to work for me. We don't shut the door unless there is a load going EVER or the moisture has no where to dry out and it starts to stank.
I am getting ready to paint my interior doors. I started with about 10 paint cards and now have 4 left. Do you wonder why our door has that little wood panel? me too.