I just left a Pilot Precise rolling-ball pen on a nice quilt worth hundreds of dollars. There’s a black stain about the size of a quarter on an area that’s almost white, a smaller one, and then a light one on a red area. We’ve soaked the area in hairspray and blotted it with paper towels which I’m told will help, and it does pick up ink but ten minutes hasn’t faded the stain. What do I do? Is there any danger in putting it in the washer, not drying it of course until it’s gone?
Also I’m wondering if the hairspray is actually safe. I’ll at least run it under water to rinse it out before it goes into the washer.
I also have a bleach pen I could try on the main stain, where it’s almost white. A little fading is better than a black stain.