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Thread: dye set

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    I I saw on here , about getting something to put in the wash to set dye- or pick up excess dye. Like a dummy I have a rag quilt ready to give my DL and before I give it a wash I want to try something. The scraps I used, I don't remember if I prewashed. :shock: :roll:

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    to catch the dye they are called "DYE CATCHERS" usually in the laundy section and most fabric stores carry themm too. there is a product called Synthrpol that takes out the loose dye from the fabric and washes it away

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    I saw an ad on tv for Woolite's new laundy soap that prevents stray color from landing where it shouldn't. Has anyone tried it yet?

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    the good things about synthropol are that

    (1) it works very well; (2) a very little bit goes a long way, so
    (3) it's very inexpensive over the long haul;
    (4) it doesn't fade fabrics or cause them to bleed. it only carries away the die that hasn't "sunk in" and bound itself to the fibres.
    (5) it doesn't leave a residue, harm your skin, or change the way a fabric feels.
    (6) the fumes won't get you stoned. (wait. is that a good thing? or a bad thing? :wink: )

    the bad thing about synthrapol is that, although there are no fumes, per se, it still manages to stink to high heaven. simply wash your quilt a second time in whatever you normally use.

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    :) Thanks , all. I hope they carry it in BI-LO or Handcock fabrics

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    http://www.dharmatrading.com/

    theirs are usually the lowest prices if you have to buy online

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    Except if you live in California, where you pay state sales tax as well as shipping.

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    I have some red fabric that has a lot of dye in it. I am soaking it in hot water. Is there anything else I can to to get the dye out before I use it in a quilt? Thanks for your help - Linda

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    I use Retayne and it works on reds. Even those reds that keep turning the water pink for 3 washes. I find it at LQS but call first as not all of them have it. It's about $7-7.50 per 16 oz. It takes a teaspoon per yard of fabric in hot water.

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    I tried the Retyne and still the red bleeds. I tried putting vinegar in the water and soaking it too. Nothing seems to work!! Linda

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