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Thread: GRRRR! Fabric changed colors

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    What about the Amish Black from Keepsake? Does that have issues?

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    One thing you might try on any dark fabric is to give it a vinegar bath/soak and then wash and dry it. Vinegar helps to set the color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyg
    One thing you might try on any dark fabric is to give it a vinegar bath/soak and then wash and dry it. Vinegar helps to set the color.
    What about the vinegar smell after the bath/soak?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts
    What about the Amish Black from Keepsake? Does that have issues?
    I LOVE the Amish black from Keepsake!!!!! It is a deeper black then anything else I've ever used and it is colorfast. Best of all, it's only $6 a yard. 8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts
    Quote Originally Posted by cindyg
    One thing you might try on any dark fabric is to give it a vinegar bath/soak and then wash and dry it. Vinegar helps to set the color.
    What about the vinegar smell after the bath/soak?
    If it's washed and rinsed thoroughly it shouldn't have an odor. I'd wash it a couple of times to make sure the vinegar is out as that acid could break down the fabric if not all washed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffany
    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts
    What about the Amish Black from Keepsake? Does that have issues?
    I LOVE the Amish black from Keepsake!!!!! It is a deeper black then anything else I've ever used and it is colorfast. Best of all, it's only $6 a yard. 8-)
    Tiffany;

    Thanks, I've been wanting to order some so now I know. Chris

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    I use Kona cotton and have never had that problem. You are right, thank goodness you didn't use it before washing.

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    I have bought Tons of fabric from Wal Mart and never had any fade or change colors. I always wash and dry fabrics from anywhere before I use it. Vinegar should work and once it is dry you should not smell it, I would maybe rinse it twice but, not wash twice. Same as using bleach on your clothes once it is dry there shouldn't be any smell. I have been with quilting for about 44 yr.s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippy
    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts
    Quote Originally Posted by cindyg
    One thing you might try on any dark fabric is to give it a vinegar bath/soak and then wash and dry it. Vinegar helps to set the color.
    What about the vinegar smell after the bath/soak?
    If it's washed and rinsed thoroughly it shouldn't have an odor. I'd wash it a couple of times to make sure the vinegar is out as that acid could break down the fabric if not all washed out.
    Modern dyes are not affected one way or another by vinegar. Vinegar is a mordant for some organic dyes. Modern dyes are not organic, they're chemical.

    With grocery store vinegar it's not possible to have a high enoungh concentration of vinegar to do any harm to fabric. Grocery store vinegar is already only a 5% or 3% solution of vinegar.

    Adding vinegar to the final rinse in a load of clothes will kill the detergent suds and help rinse the detergent out without adding the fats of fabric softener.

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    Retayne in a fabulous color setter, made esp. to set dye. Find it at your LQS, or on line. I't very inexpensive and works. :thumbup:

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