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I remember my mother buying this from her brother's wife's mother for $25 back in the 1970s. It was stored in the attic for decades, then in an unused bedroom. I think the cat's may have gotten to it because it has suggestive stains. However, I am concerned about putting it in my wringer washer since I can see some places on it where it's pulling apart already. Any suggestions on the best way to clean?

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That's a tough one.  Double sided no less.  How valuable is it to you because sometimes you just have to take the risk of ruining something to get it clean where otherwise you would have to throw it away anyway.  I would just close my eyes, grit my teeth and put spot remover on the spots, hoping that the colors won't run, put it into a large kettle with oxyclean and boil it for 3 hours (stiring occasionally) and keeping my eyes closed, then put it into the sink and rinse with cold water (again with eyes closed), wring gently, hang double over something thick so it isn't pulled so much in the middle (or two somethings thin near to each other), let it dry and then mend the pulls.

I found this info - I'm looking at the Waaaayyy easier way method:

http://hartcottagequilts.com/quiltcare.htm

That web site is WONDERFUL!  Thank you for bringing it to our attention!

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