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    With all the talk about Color Catchers....

    I have bought htem and use tem only with oclors I knwo will/might bleed, like reds, blues, purples and most dark colors. But... they are expensive! And to use 2 per load sometimes..and as much as I/we sew and wash.....well you get my point.
    Anyone know of a recipe to make our own or maybe a brand that is cheaper? I only see the ones called Color Catchers..for get the maker. Only place I can buy them at is the grocery store...is there an online place that sells them cheaper? Thanks for any comments!
    Cheri

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    Re: With all the talk about Color Catchers....

    There was a recipe floating around a while back on making your own color catchers. It may surface here...keep checking back.
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      #3
      Re: With all the talk about Color Catchers....

      Somewhere there is a post about using Dawn dishwashing liquid without color catchers to prevent fabric bleed.
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        #4
        Re: With all the talk about Color Catchers....

        You might want to check out Amazon, they sell everything now & are often cheaper than local stores. Just a thought...
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          #5
          Re: With all the talk about Color Catchers....

          I use Dawn to wash out dye, but I would not say it would take the place of color catchers. They are not expensive as a ruined quilt or garment.
          Joyce "She who dies with the most fabric wins!!"

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            #6
            Re: With all the talk about Color Catchers....

            Walmart has them for cheap...
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              #7
              Re: With all the talk about Color Catchers....

              Make Your Own Laundry Color Catchers | One Good Thing by Jillee - Blog post with info to make color catchers
              *~* Myrna *~*
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                #8
                Re: With all the talk about Color Catchers....

                Originally posted by MRoy View Post
                Make Your Own Laundry Color Catchers | One Good Thing by Jillee - Blog post with info to make color catchers
                The link's right but the page is blank for some reason.
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                  Re: With all the talk about Color Catchers....

                  I use Dawn and it works!! I just made a red/white quilt and nooo problem. I read about it on another quilt blog. It has a chemical in it that prevents colors from settling on the fabric.
                  "She who dies with the most fabric wins"

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                    #10
                    Re: With all the talk about Color Catchers....

                    Originally posted by Dalronix View Post
                    The link's right but the page is blank for some reason.
                    I just hit the link off the quote in your message and it loaded for me. Maybe try again?

                    A box of Color Catchers is less than $4.00 for a box of 24at Walmart, not that expensive.
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                      Re: With all the talk about Color Catchers....

                      Originally posted by Dalronix View Post
                      The link's right but the page is blank for some reason.
                      That's strange...when I clicked the link it went right to the blog post...hmmmm
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                        #12
                        Re: With all the talk about Color Catchers....

                        The recipe on Jillee...

                        The color catcher is a piece of white something with soda ash solution dried onto it. You can make your own with soda ash, usually sold in swimming pool supply areas of hardware stores. (Grandma called it washing soda.) Just put a tablespoon of the dry soda into a cup of hot water until it dissolves. Put in a yard of white junk fabric, or ratty toweling, and let it become saturated. Let it dry. Cut off a piece and wash it with your bleedable fabric. The soda ash grabs and holds the dye. You can make a lifetime supply of color catchers with a buck or two of soda ash. For those of you who tie dye, this is exactly the technique for pre-treating fabric before applying dye. Soda plus cotton grabs loose dye molecules. Cheers!
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                          Re: With all the talk about Color Catchers....

                          Originally posted by K. McEuen View Post
                          I just hit the link off the quote in your message and it loaded for me. Maybe try again?
                          I have tried it in three different browsers with the same blank result, Karen. Perhaps some security/safety setting on my computer is stopping the page from loading.

                          I can load the actual website http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/ without a problem (very interesting website, by the way).
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                            #14
                            Re: With all the talk about Color Catchers....

                            Originally posted by Dalronix View Post
                            I have tried it in three different browsers with the same blank result, Karen. Perhaps some security/safety setting on my computer is stopping the page from loading.
                            What is is Ron, is that we don't want to release any state secrets or money saving tips to other countries.

                            Ruby posted directions above.
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                            I - is it INSPIRING?
                            N - is it NECESSARY?
                            K - is it KIND?

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                              #15
                              Re: With all the talk about Color Catchers....

                              Originally posted by K. McEuen View Post
                              Ruby posted directions above.
                              Thank you, Ruby. And thank you, Karen.
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