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"Afternoon Delight" was one of Sue Garman's favorite patterns. This wonderfully scrappy quilt is truly a delight to make with its combination of simple appliqué and Double Nine-Patch blocks and modified Shoo Fly blocks. Each month you will work on pieced and appliquéd blocks, and in the final month, you will assemble the blocks and add the outer border. The finished quilt measures approximately 86 1/2" inches square.

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TOPIC: SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks

SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 28 Feb 2020 23:10 #147166

  • JudithA
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Diane,
I have had a few red fabrics bleed no matter how many times I washed them.
I had a bad experience with a deep purple fabric bleeding into an important quilt after it was quilted.
Have you heard about Retayne? If I have a red or dark fabric that keeps bleeding after pre-washing, I treat it with Retayne. That works for me. I make sure it is very well rinsed - no soap or detergent in it. Then I soak the fabric in a solution of very, very hot water and Retayne, and then just leave it soaking in the very hot water until the water cools. Then test. It has worked for me so far.
You have to use Retayne before the fabric has been sewn into the block. Otherwise I guess you would "retayne" the bleed in the block also.

I have also read that repeated washing and soaking in a solution of Dawn Dishwashing Detergent takes bleed out of fabrics. You might try that with a block that is already sewn.
I would first serge the edges of the block to prevent it from fraying before subjecting it to a lot of washing

Judy
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 28 Feb 2020 18:34 #147165

I finally finished my February blocks. The blue appliqué block may still get redone at some point, but I'm ready for March.
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 27 Feb 2020 19:08 #147164

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Love your colors
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 27 Feb 2020 14:39 #147163

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Yes - I washed both reds before using them. Then they bled after multiple washings with synthrapol. Same each time - removed from wash water without stains, but bled into the background fabric while drying. Tried hanging dry and drying flat. I'll try the saltwater rinse - maybe that will do the trick.

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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 27 Feb 2020 14:15 #147162

Diane did you wash the red before you used it. I find with these reds wash in warm water with even a packet of colour catchers then final rinse with a cup of common salt in a bucket. If that doesn’t stop the bleeding
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 27 Feb 2020 12:34 #147161

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So I replaced the red block that bled, with another red. And I went to soak it to soften the applique paper - and it bled too! I washed by hand with Synthrapol, removed the block from water without any bleeding. And while it dries, the red bleeds out onto the surrounding background fabric. How do you all avoid that? These are modern fabrics, from reputable manufacturers - and the red just comes flowing out of them, over multiple washings!
Diane
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 26 Feb 2020 14:25 #147159

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Finished February "Afternoon Delight"!
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 26 Feb 2020 08:30 #147157

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Gorgeous!
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 26 Feb 2020 08:29 #147156

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Wow!
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 26 Feb 2020 03:10 #147153

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Thank you Diane for your answer and great information!
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 25 Feb 2020 18:10 #147152

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Try using a color catcher to get past the bleeding
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 25 Feb 2020 18:07 #147151

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Thanks Ivanderb - I tried soaking with Synthrapol 3 times, and the red just keeps bleeding. And I know I prewashed that red fabric as well...
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 25 Feb 2020 17:13 #147150

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Diane - nice work! Check out suzyquilts.com/fix-fabric-bleeds/ for your bleeding block - my very first January block bled and this fixed it - phew!

Linda
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SHOW AND TELL--Your Blocks 25 Feb 2020 17:06 #147149

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Me? I use a mix of techniques. I prefer the look of turned edge applique. I use wash away applique paper in the shapes (there are several brands out there). Sometimes I glue the seam allowances under, other times I just turn it with my needle. Most are invisible hand applique. The red block is an exception - it has such intricate curves, and so little seam allowance, I didn't trust my hand stitching, so it's got turned edges, but I finished it with a very small machine buttonhole stitch. I did the same with the blue shape. And I got brave and did the curvy green shape by hand. Go figure -

And I use a mix of thread basting, glue basting, and pins...

Diane
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