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Do you have any suggestions to remove wine or grape juice stains from communion linens?

What general care recommendations do you have for our communion table linens?

What is the best way to store communion linens between use?





Do you have any suggestions to remove wine or grape juice stains from communion linens?

Blot the spill, and pre-treat prior to washing, as quickly as possible. Because different wines and juices have different compositions, we are reluctant to advise one specific method for removal of all wine and juice stains. There are several methods of pre- spotting that are useful to know about, however.

One of the most successful methods we've tried using is a product called Wine-Away, which was developed especially for removing wine stains, followed up with a pre-wash laundry spray as directed, then following up with a normal wash cycle. A key to successful stain removal is to work on the stain promptly - don't wait for the stain to set. Wine Away also works well on cranberry juice, red punch, and coffee - so be sure to have a bottle on hand for church socials, if you use table linens.

Some prefer to try the following method: blot stain, then sprinkle with salt while still wet. (The salt draws the moisture and some of the stain out of the fabric.) Sponge fabric with cool water, then wash normally, using a mild detergent and non-chlorine bleach. Others suggest blotting, then sponging the stain with alcohol, following up with a gentle wash.
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What general care recommendations do you have for our communion table linens?

The fabric selected for Murphy's Qwick-Ship communion table linens was chosen with easy care in mind. Viva is a non-yellowing 100% polyester fabric which resists soiling and staining, and makes caring for your communion linens easy.

We recommend pre-spotting to remove any stains as quickly as possible following a spill, and regular washing to maintain the crisp, white appearance of your communion table linens.

Set the machine on the following cycles: warm water wash/rinse, gentle or permanent press cycle, and use a mild detergent. Set the machine dryer temperature on low or permanent press heat, and remove promptly from the dryer to reduce wrinkling. If your communion table linens require a light touch up, use the polyester setting on your iron, with or without steam.

Dry cleaning by a reputable professional is also acceptable.
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What is the best way to store communion linens between use?

If your communion linens are used only once a month, or less, we recommend storing them flat, wrapped in acid free tissue, or folded over a fabric wrapped pants hanger, with a breathable dust cover. Brown stains sometimes appear on stored linens, which are caused by particles of iron in hard water which eventually rust. Always use soft, or softened, wash and rinse water for linens that are to be stored.
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Communion Table Cloth 920

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We frequently custom tailor special Communion Table Cloths for churches whose requirements go beyond what we offer through Qwick-ShIp. If you are have special embroidery needs, such as a church logo or special wording , or if you simply need a larger or smaller size, our custom department can accommodate your needs. Choose from several fabrics - we recommend Viva, a non-yellowing, machine washable, wrinkle resistant polyester fabric with a soil release finish. Whatever size and fabric you choose, your communion table cloth will feature a 2" hem with mitred corners.

Your Murphy dealer can provide you with ordering information, fabric samples, and assistance with measuring . As with all custom tailored items, please allow 4 to 5 weeks for delivery following factory receipt of all ordering information.

Our Guarantee of Quality means that any custom tailored item you purchase will be tailored in the size, style, fabrics, and colors indicated on your order. If the item does not meet the specifications represented in our catalog or on this web site, or is found defective in workmanship or materials upon delivery, we will repair or replace the item at no charge.


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