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Thread: Fabric Bleeding.

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    Super Member rosemaynes's Avatar
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    Hello to all my quilting friends. I bought on line a red and white log cabin kit. I am now ready to start cutting and I find that probably the fabrics have not been washed. (They are already in strips). So I put all the red fabric in the sink and as I had expected the red fabric starts to bleed. HELP... what now? I am not about to make this quilt spend all the time, love and then long arm it to have it not be washable. Does anyone have a simple answer to stopping the bleeding on this strips?
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    Click on search at the top of the page and type in bleeding... there will be many topics to choose from with lots of good information for you to read :D:D:D

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    I would put some retayne in the sink and hand wash them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel
    I would put some retayne in the sink and hand wash them.
    Yes. Retayne.

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    I have never heard of "Retayne". Thank you all I will go pick some up now. Thanks again.
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    I love red but am always scared to death to use it for that very reason :(
    Good luck!!!!!!!!!! :D

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    Rinse, rinse, rinse and rinse some more.

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    I love the rinse, rinse, rinse, I have been doing that all after noon because I couldn't get out like I thought I could. Thank you all.

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    did you get the fabric to stop bleeding?

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    I believe it stopped or is good enough I am sewing with it now. I soaked it and drained it over and over and by the last time the water was pretty much clear. So I hope I'm all good now. Thank you for all your info there was products that I have never heard of nor ever seen listed. So I'm going to pick some up just to have in the house. Thanks everyone.

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