Lay out the fabric and stretch it flat if possible. Vacuum any dust or dirt from the surface using a soft brush attachment.
Fill a tub with cool or warm water if the fabric is still dirty. Wash bright or dark colors in cool water. Add a small amount of mild detergent made for delicates.
Submerge the antique fabric and gently swish it around in the water. Allow it to soak for five to 10 minutes, swish it again and drain the dirty water.
Rinse the fabric thoroughly in cool water. Press it against the sides of the tub to get rid of any excess water.
Place the fabric on top of a dry towel. Roll it up gently to absorb any water. Hang up the fabric or lay it out flat to air-dry.
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