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Thread: Has anyone used this fabric & it bleed?

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    Has anyone used this fabric & it bleed?

    My friend wants me to use this fabric for the backing of a t-shirt quilt that contains lots of whites on the top, I am scared to death of this red fabric bleeding, I have read reviews and they say it will bleed. Is there a way I can wash this fabric and make sure that I take care of the bleeding issue before I put it onto this quilt? Thanks


    Color: Red

    • 100% Cotton
    • Machine wash cold on delicate cycle. Do not use chlorine bleach. Tumble dry on low, remove promptly
    • 108'' wide, sold in whole yard increments only. This fabric comes on a 15 yard bolt

    108" wide fabric is suitable for backing quilts, tablecloths, bedding, or any project that requires a large piece of fabric.


    http://www.joann.com/108-solid-fabric-asst-d-colors-/prd18929/
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    Retayne helps set colors.

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    From what I've read, pre-wash it (alone!) in hot/warm water with retayne. That should set the dye, and it will be fine (in COLD water) for all future washes. Personally, I'd run it through a cold wash with a colour catcher to make sure the retayne did the job, after the retayne and before quilting it.

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    I don't usually pre-wash, but when it's red, I do. I haven't used the product mentioned by alikat110, but I have seen it mentioned several times by members of the board. Better to be safe than sorry, I think. Good luck.

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    Wash it in hot water with retayne, then wash it again in hot water with a color catcher. If the color catcher comes out clean you will be OK with future washes. I've had to wash reds several times sometimes.
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    Retayne. You can find it on Amazon and DharmaTrading online, or locally in quilt shops that cater to dyers. Wash with Retayne in hot water, then test for colorfastness by dropping a small piece in a glass of water. See if there is any bleeding of red into the water. Afterwards, rub the damp red fabric against a sample of the white t-shirt fabric to see if any red transfers that way. If the fabric fails either test, wash again with Retayne in hot water and test again. If it still transfers dye, do not use it in the quilt (find something else!).

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    Why wouldn't you wash the fabric? Use the hottest water you've got.
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    Hot water and Retayne should help.

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    Don't buy it. Use Kona cotton form Kauffman instead and you won't need to worry about it running.

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    If any doubt - pre wash and wash again with a colour catcher

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