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    Pre wash or not

    I am a new quilter and do not wash my fabric before I quilt. I prefer to wah the quilt when I have completed it. But unfortunately I just learned a hard lesson the hard way. I just completed a quilt with a lot of appliqué in golds, rust, beige and black. I chose a black printed fabric for the back and binding and after completing the quit I washed it on delicate in cold water and woolite. I always hang my quilts to dry and unfortunately the black ran through the threads on the light beige/yellow patterns. Does anyone know of anything that I can do to possibly wash it out? Or do I just chalk this up as a lesson learned, wash all dark colors before using. Just a note, the fabric was very good quality purchased from an Amish quilt store where I buy most all of my fabrics. Discouraged : )

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    I had a friend that this happened to with red fabric. She washed it again with several color catchers and it took out the bleeding. I also saw something yesterday at Hancocks that said it removed colors that had run. I can't remember what it was called, but it was with the other stain removers in the store.

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      #3
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      There is a product in the laundry department called Color Catchers. you put two in your water when you wash a quilt and it will attract any dye that runs. Since you didn't put your quilt in the dryer I think there's a good chance that you can fix it by washing it again with Color Catchers. The same process that made the dye migrate will likely do the same a second time. I would give this try.

      Woolite should not be used to wash your quilts. I used it a few times on mine and it made them fade. I have since heard the same thing from other quilters. Just use a mild liquid detergent and you should be fine.

      Precuts should not be washed before you use them.
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        #4
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        Since you haven't dried it in the dryer, you might want to try washing it again with Shout Color catchers. Good luck.
        Wendy
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          I just this week finished a quilt with a lot of black/white. The black ran like crazy. I've washed it twice with 2 color catchers each time. Both times the catchers came out a very dark gray. I'll toss it in again with 2 more catchers tonight.while the black didn't seem to discolor the white or golds, the color catchers did their job.

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            #6
            Re: Pre wash or not

            I don't prewash anything but flannel. I made a red and white quilt and washed it with a few color catchers and it came out beautiful. You should be fine if you wash it again with color catchers.
            Cil
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