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Thread: Disaster averted thanks to the board

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    OK, well maybe mini-disaster. I was recently asked to make twelve quilted placemats for a lady. She had the fabric and wanted me to get a red backing. After reading about Kiwiquilters problems with her backing bleeding, I decided I'd better check my red. And sure enough, after many, many rinsings and dryings it was still bleeding. So I went online and ordered Retayne. Voila! After treating the fabric with Retayne, it no longer bleeds. I don't think I would have thought to test the fabric except for reading the warnings on here. The lady's fabric had Holstein cows on it (black & white ones) and she would have ended up with pink and black cows!!

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    Glad you were able to Divert a real potential disaster. I swear by Retayne. It really does work.

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    does that mean the cows would have given strawberry milk? LOL sorry I'm feeling silly today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjk
    does that mean the cows would have given strawberry milk? LOL sorry I'm feeling silly today.
    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    red is a very hard colour I was given some red face towels and they ran like mad couldn't wash them in anything other than red washing, fortunatly I wear a lot of red.

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    I just DISPOSED of about 2 yards of red fabric that bled and bled and bled. Fortunately I washed it alone, but each time it bled. Never thought of Retayne? and the garbage truck came 2 days ago. I'll get some and keep it on hand. That red was going into a Christmas lap robe that I know would have been washed often. I've always wondered why fabric I buy in the same place winds up being so different.

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    Would Retayne work on Batiks?

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    I have never heard of this product ..

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    my question to this is ... do you need to use the Retayne every time the material is washed? I have not used it and have no idea how it works. I have been fortunate in not having any fabric bleed.

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    I just googled it , it doesnt say once is enough or not..

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    I have not heard of this product either. Where is the best place to find Retayne?

    I am getting ready to make some red, green and white Christmas projects. I want to avoid a potential disaster as well.

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