I have a quilt top that has a dark purple batik border. Due to my absent-mindedness I didn't prewash the fabric. The rest of the quilt top is composed of various blue, green, turquoise batiks. I tested the purple batik today and it bleeds like crazy! I usually wash my tops in Retayne, have never used color catchers.
Question: Can I use both Retayne and color catchers at the same time? Or should I use just one or the other? Retayne label says use hot water, but I don't know if that's a good idea.
Another question: I am going to have some text embroidered on some of the blocks. Should I wash the top before the embroidery is done?
Thanks for any help!