WWQP Bulletin Board

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Janelle, if you have some fabric scraps left over, stitch a few pieces together and then wash them to see if the color bleeds.

I agree that letting a wet quilt sit in the washer instead of drying it right away will surely increase the likelihood of bleed.

I generally toss the quilt into the dryer for a short pre-dry, so to speak, on a light setting. That seems to help prevent bleeding. Then I hang or lay it out flat to finish drying. My quilts are tough, though, and I don't mind drying machine-quilted Qs in the dryer on light settings.

The cloth dye-catchers seem to be helpful in my experience.

But I don't know the answer to the synthropol or retayne as I've never tried either product.


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