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Thread: Color catch?

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    Just finished a downy quilt that has lots of red in it. I'm worried about the color running. A color catch is recommended. What is that?
    Thanks for responses!

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    It is a sheet (looks like a dryer sheet) that goes into the washed and dryer with your fabrics. It can be purchased right along with your detergents and softeners. Thank you for making a charity quilt.

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    it is made by shout and called color catcher, find it in the laundry aisle. I would use 2 for red dyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azgal
    Just finished a downy quilt that has lots of red in it. I'm worried about the color running. A color catch is recommended. What is that?
    Thanks for responses!
    Thanks, I am glad you asked this. I didn't know of it and now I will be looking for it next time I shop.

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    I have used the color catchers and they work well. I also saw them at Joanns. Another thing I have used is Retayne. It worked well in both the quilts I have used it on. One had red and black in it and the other orange and deep blue, both were kits and couldn't prewash.

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    Thanks all. I went to Wally's World and got some - shout brand. Never knew there was such a thing! By the way- ours is closing out their fabric dept. Boo hoo! I'll be complaining to corporate hdqtr. Not much around here. Phoenix is an hour and a half drive.

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    When our Walmart remodeled the store, they closed out the fabric dept.

    We don't shop there now for groceries.

    hubby only buys oil for the vehicles there

    Quote Originally Posted by azgal
    Thanks all. I went to Wally's World and got some - shout brand. Never knew there was such a thing! By the way- ours is closing out their fabric dept. Boo hoo! I'll be complaining to corporate hdqtr. Not much around here. Phoenix is an hour and a half drive.

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    Color Catchers are sheets by Shout and are located with your dryer sheets and laundry supplies in the stores. They are wonderful!!! I even washed a whole quilt kit for a red and white quilt...everything came out spectacular. Yup, I put the red pieces in the wash with the white ones lol.

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    My Downey kit was very strong in red to and I didn't have any bleeding! I held my breath while washing, but it came out great. Good Luck!

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    I recently had a red bleeding problem. Not the fabric but the thread. The Color Catcher was a life saver.

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