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Re: I washed my red and white christmas quilt 07 Feb 2012 09:52 #75744

I saw someone post somewhere that she has some red fabric and has washed it 8 times and it's still bleeding. I believe that Retayne is used for that to set the dye but I've never used it. I don't believe it should be used on a finished quilt because it will set any bleeding. Synthropol works with a finished quilt because it captures dye in the water so that it doesn't settle back on the fabric.
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Re: I washed my red and white christmas quilt 07 Feb 2012 09:45 #75743

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Warning! Prewashing does not necessarily ensure that the fabrics will not bleed. I recently made some placemats using red Robert Kaufman's "Quilter's Linen" and white Kona Cotton. I love the texture of the Quilter's Linen, but it continues to bleed with every wash. Thank goodness for color Catchers.

Also, I have a vintage blue cotton foulard fabric that continues to bleed with every wash.
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Re: I washed my red and white christmas quilt 07 Feb 2012 01:16 #75729

Here, here, for colour catchers and synthrapol. The quilters best friend when you have forgotten to prewash your fabrics. :oops:
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Re: I washed my red and white christmas quilt 06 Feb 2012 17:03 #75714

Color catchers are great!! The basket quilt I made for my daughter has a backing of the bright red with bright white apples. I put 3 color catchers in with the backing, they came out very pink but the apples were still bright white.
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Re: I washed my red and white christmas quilt 01 Jun 2011 20:57 #65528

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Lynn, I hope you mean that the color catcher was red/pink, and not the quilt!!! :shock:


It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter
That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived !
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Re: I washed my red and white christmas quilt 01 Jun 2011 20:49 #65526

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Good to know it worked. I always use the color catchers (thanks for the coupon Margo!) as I don't pre-wash my fabrics as they become such a mess! I washed my newly finished Round Robin today. IT WAS A RED COLOR CATCHER when the quilt was done. Washed a 2nd time and was a light pink one!
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Re: I washed my red and white christmas quilt 30 May 2011 15:02 #65430

"Teddy Bear House Quilt "finished and washed using Colour catchers I am so grateful for the advice on this page. Colour Catchers sit beside my washing machine permanently now!
Thank you again
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Re: I washed my red and white christmas quilt 15 Mar 2011 17:41 #60241

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I made a red and white quilt, pre-washed fabric with Rytane and when I washed the quilt with 3 color catchers they came out pink but the quilt was fine. So always use color catchers.
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Re: I washed my red and white christmas quilt 15 Mar 2011 15:53 #60231

I have almost finished a Teddy Bear House Quilt for my brand new grandson Panic set in when I realised it has lots of red in it and wondered how I would wash it without the red ruining the Quilt so am very grateful for all the information found here.
Thank you.
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Re: I washed my red and white christmas quilt 06 Jan 2011 19:28 #52860

I'm with you Eileen. After that experience I'm washing everything first!
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Re: I washed my red and white christmas quilt 06 Jan 2011 10:51 #52825

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PDQuilt wrote:
Very glad to hear that you fixed the bleeding problem on your quilt. See, no need to prewash after all! :D

I'd rather err on the side of caution and prewash anyway. Why take a chance? :shock:

from the beautiful Hudson Valley of NY
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Re: I washed my red and white christmas quilt 06 Jan 2011 08:45 #52821

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Great news! Thanks for letting us know, Laura!
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Re: I washed my red and white christmas quilt 05 Jan 2011 23:03 #52808

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Yay for you, Laura. I was hoping that you were able to get that red out. It's awful when fabrics bleed in your finished quilt.

Kathy
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Re: I washed my red and white christmas quilt 05 Jan 2011 22:36 #52804

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Very glad to hear that you fixed the bleeding problem on your quilt. See, no need to prewash after all! :D
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