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    Default Help to remove red from bleeding back

    Last night I decided to wash my xmas quilt. One light bulb is burnt in the laundry room, so when I placed in the dryer without looking at it closely. When I looked at it this morning, it appears the red from the back bled through and the quilting thread which was a light gold is now red and smeared. The off white fabric is also showing red smears.

    The backing is red and I washed until it stopped bleeding before quilting. I also pre-washed the fabrics which were not pre-cuts.

    What can I do to save or repair this quilt? I put so much work in it, it is disappointing. Help.

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    Default Re: Help to remove red from bleeding back

    I hope someone chimes in to help you. It appears the thread you used, acted as a wick. What brand thread did you use to quilt it?
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    Default Re: Help to remove red from bleeding back

    I had as success removing blue dye that ran by washing again with blue dawn dish liquid and oxiclean. Also added more color catchers. My whites were white again. I found solution on Pinterest.

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    Default Re: Help to remove red from bleeding back

    Oh Suzanne, I threw in so many color catchers with my Christmas quilt. No lie, every hand full I shoved into the machine, I shoved another color catcher with it. All of them were pink when they started falling out of the quilt.

    I'd try the dawn and oxiclean along with color catchers. I sure do hope that works.
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    Default Re: Help to remove red from bleeding back

    Thanks. I will give this a try next week.

    I guess I should have washed the fabric another 3 x. I used Glide thread which I always used.

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    Default Re: Help to remove red from bleeding back

    I have not tried it, but Synthrapol might help. Also, I remember this post from 2013. I became a true believer in color catchers after seeing this.

    http://https://forum.missouriquiltco.com/showthread.php?t=17756&highlight=color+catchers

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    Default Re: Help to remove red from bleeding back

    Oh no, feel so bad for you! I just hope you find something that works. My dd has been asking for a red and white quilt. I am terrified to attempt it for this reason. We put so much hard work into our quilts. And you did everything you could think of to prevent this from happening!!!! Please let us know if you find a successful solution.

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    Default Re: Help to remove red from bleeding back

    Quote Originally Posted by MSN View Post
    I have not tried it, but Synthrapol might help. Also, I remember this post from 2013. I became a true believer in color catchers after seeing this.

    http://https://forum.missouriquiltco.com/showthread.php?t=17756&highlight=color+catchers
    I read somewhere that Dawn has the same ingredients as Synthrapol. Since then I have used Dawn and color catchers when I first wash a quilt - and new clothing - without any bleeding issues.
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    Default Re: Help to remove red from bleeding back

    Quote Originally Posted by MSN View Post
    I have not tried it, but Synthrapol might help. Also, I remember this post from 2013. I became a true believer in color catchers after seeing this.

    http://https://forum.missouriquiltco.com/showthread.php?t=17756&highlight=color+catchers

    I will try washing it again with more colour catchers. I can't figure out why it kept on bleeding. I had prewash end the backing many times with colour catchers. I guess I should have done a few more times until it came out white. Lesson learned.

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    Default Re: Help to remove red from bleeding back

    Quote Originally Posted by dwil23 View Post
    I read somewhere that Dawn has the same ingredients as Synthrapol. Since then I have used Dawn and color catchers when I first wash a quilt - and new clothing - without any bleeding issues.
    I will also add Dawn. Do you put it directly on the quilt areas or in the wash? I have a front loading HE washer and it does say not to put anything other than HE soaps. I will google method. I will definitely add Oxiclean and lots of colour catchers to the wash.

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