How can I remove candle wax from a quilt?

by Grace

Candle wax spilled over on a quilt I use for a table cover. It has soaked completely through the quilt. Some also spilled onto the carpet. How can I remove it.

  6 answers
  • Mona Blake Mona Blake on Aug 12, 2019

    Depending on the material of the quilt, use wax paper and an iron on the lowest setting. I would take it to the cleaners. The iron will work on the carpet.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Aug 12, 2019

    Scrape as much as you can from the quilt and rug. Heat or cold has always worked well for me. I've been able to remove wax from clothing by freezing the item and then pulling it off the fabric and scrubbing any residue with Dawn dish detergent.

  • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on Aug 12, 2019

    Ice and then scrape with a knife

  • Mary Raynor Mary Raynor on Feb 20, 2024

    Use paper towel over wax, then a towel over paper towel, ose a hot iron to go over. Wax goes into paper towel, repeat and then put in washer with hot water. It should go in dryer if you can. Should get it out. Good Luck

  • Janice Janice on Feb 20, 2024

    I rescued a few items by applying a frozen bag of veggies or using ice cubes in a plastic bag to harden the wax, then scrape with a butter knife or edge of a spoon to remove as much wax as possible. Then, use a paper grocery bag or thick paper on top of the wax and use an iron or hair blow dryer to absorb the warm wax. Keep moving the paper to an area that hasn't absorbed any of the wax. This process should work well on both quilt and carpet. Still have remnants of wax, sprinkle baking soda, and then use a carpet cleaner or upholstery cleaner machine to remove all traces of the wax. Good luck!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 20, 2024

    See if you can get the wax frozen, ice cubes, ice blocks...etc. From there scrape off the frozen portion with a dull knife. Then put a paper grocery bag (paper towers will serve as a substitute for a paper grocery bag). Iron on low no steam. Check often.