I usually only pre wash medium to dark colors, but thank goodness I attempted to prewash some batik strips before setting them aside for a new quilt project. The light multi tones are turning my water pink, after 3 times (warm water in sink, these are fat quarters) and retayne in hot water! And then I tried bright greens - ugh -even my nails have a green tinge. What am I doing wrong? Some are bali batiks by Hoffman. How do I control the bleeding?
This batik bleeding has me worried. This is my first time doing a batik project, is this normal?
I also have a Hoffman bali pops strip set that I want to use in another project and I am worried about bleeding and I am frustrated about paying so much money on this strip set. How do I wash the 2.5" strip sets? It is the green tea color set, and I will be setting them with bright white using the "blue Lagoon" pattern from my Jelly Roll Quilt book. Has anyone used this fabric? Any troubles with bleeding? Thanks in advance for all your help.