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Thread: I can't believe I just did that

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    I can't believe I just did that

    I am making an appliqué block. Somehow I got something on the background fabric so I took a damp paper towel to try to get it off. Then I put it down on my ironing table on top of red fabric I was using and started to iron it dry. And stupid me not paying attention, got red dye on my block. I was just being lazy and not moving the fabric I already had down. Is there any way to save this block?

    I am on my phone so if I can figure out how to post a pic I will.

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    Try color catchers.........They are used in

    the laundry & remove unwanted dyes. They can be purchased in the the laundry dept. at your local
    store.
    Last edited by needles3thread; 02-03-2013 at 11:50 AM.

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    I would try Synthrapol, which is designed to suspend unset dye particles in water. Synthrapol requires hot water and lots of it. You could do it in a stainless steel sink, but may need rubber gloves so you can agitate it a little.

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