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    Help! My quilt is done and bleeding problem

    I made a large lap quilt using a jelly roll so did not prewash. I accidentally spilled water on a red fabric in the quilt and it ran a bit. Now how do I wash the quilt without ruining it? Retayne? Synthrapol? I have never used these products. I made this quilt for my sister's 50th birthday and really don't want to ruin it. TIA joeysnana

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    wash it in cold water and put 2-3 color catchers in the washing machine (you can find them in the laundry aisle)....awesome product!!!!!!!!
    LIVE well, LAUGH often, LOVE much

    Hugs, Pat

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      #3
      Re: Help! My quilt is done and bleeding problem

      Yep, color catchers, cold water and DO NOT PUT IT IN THE DRYER. You may have to wash it a couple times with fresh color catchers.

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        As the others have said. Color Catchers. I would wash it repeatedly ( in cold water - subsequent washings would not require detergent ), til the Color Catcher came out clean.
        Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

        Marilyn......
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          Color catchers are a miracle product! Do exactly as the others have said, it will be the best option, and has saved many of us in the past.
          Quilts may come, and quilts may go, but the stitches stay the same.:icon_hi:

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            Re: Help! My quilt is done and bleeding problem

            Originally posted by Jen7 View Post
            Color catchers are a miracle product! Do exactly as the others have said, it will be the best option, and has saved many of us in the past.
            I bet Color Catchers were invented by a quilter who loves precuts.
            "Never stop believing that fighting for what is right is worth it"
            Hillary Clinton

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              #7
              Re: Help! My quilt is done and bleeding problem

              You can't buy Color Catchers in Canada. If you live up here, let me know and I will send you some.

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                #8
                Re: Help! My quilt is done and bleeding problem

                This is nice to know. Do any of you give instructions as such when gifting a quilt?
                Dawn :icon_wave:

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                  Re: Help! My quilt is done and bleeding problem

                  My quilts are not delicate. They are made to be used and washed and used and washed. LOL

                  I always wash the quilts I give in warm water with a couple color catchers. Most of the extra dye should be gone by the first wash unless it has red in it. I figure the new owners may not be as careful with the quilt as one would wish (thinking of my sons at the moment). If the person is new to quilts, I tell them how to wash and dry it. Generally I say-don't wash in hot water -use warm or cold.

                  Originally posted by Flannel View Post
                  This is nice to know. Do any of you give instructions as such when gifting a quilt?

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                    Re: Help! My quilt is done and bleeding problem

                    When I finish a quilt I always wash in cold water, with color catchers ,then dry on low. When I give away a quilt some color catchers and washing instructions go with it. We now have a smilar product here in Brazil so when I am In the States i don't have to buy tons of them.
                    "Never stop believing that fighting for what is right is worth it"
                    Hillary Clinton

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                      Re: Help! My quilt is done and bleeding problem

                      My most recent projects have been new quilts for my sons, DIL's, & grand kids. I started putting the washing instructions right on the quilt labels. When you have all boys you have to be pro-active with these kind of things... This makes it for them to remember how to wash the quilts. Lol
                      May the road rise up to meet you...
                      May the wind be always at your back...
                      May you be in Heaven a half hour before the Devil knows you're dead...
                      Patt :icon_wave:

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                        The exact reason I always pre wash EVERYTHING. Especially reds. I pre washed red solid, made an American Flag quilt, finished it, washed it to get out the tracing lines and the red ran to the white...even after a pre wash. I tried everything, including color catchers and nothing helped.

                        So now, in addition to prewash, I will toss in a color catcher too (bit expensive but worth it in the end.) on all dark colors. Lighter colors I usually don't unless there is a red in them.

                        For pre cuts... put them in a lingerie bag for charm and smaller, jelly rolls too. For Fat quarters, I safety pin about 5 together in 3 different places and wash like that. They just need ironing when dried, but most cotton fabric does so no big deal. Better than the color running! Good luck, hope you can fix the quilt
                        Cheri

                        www.fabricandmemories.blogspot.com

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