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Thread: I love my husband, But........

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    Love2Quilt's Avatar
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    I went away for the weekend to a friends cottage to quilt. When I returned, my husband had seemingly done me a favor and as he calls it "freshen up" the quilts on the beds. He happened to wash a vibrant red and white quilt, proceeded to dry it in the dryer not realizing the red ran all over the white. So my question is. How do I get that nice pinky tone in the white to disappear without disturbing the red. You gotta love men who like to help :hunf:

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    I would take a breath and wash it again with another color catcher or 2 or 3. It may just still come out. If it doesn't than don't dry it, see what someone else comes up with.

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    Just wash it again (and maybe again!) with some Shout Color Catchers in the machine. I probably overdo it, but I use several with a regular size quilt and I use 4-6 for larger quilts that I have to take to the front-loaders at the laundromat.

    I'd use some OxyClean in there, too.

    Don't dry the quilt in between washings - just keep washing until the pink is gone. Hope it only takes one or two! Good luck! :)

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    Our hearts are in the right place LOL
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    Good luck. What a shame. He meant so well.

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    He meant well. I agree.....love Shout Color Catchers. I'll keep my fingers crossed. Good luck!

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    Soak it in Oxyclean. Then add the Color Catchers when washing so it doesn't happen again.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Shout Color Catchers are not available in Canada. I'll give the oxyclean soak a try

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    Someone on the board recently had a major bleed and successfully got it out!
    I believe it was those Shout color catchers.
    Wish I could remember who it was. Maybe somebody will.
    Sorry to hear this but I don't think it's hopeless.

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    Hi....that would be me who had a major red/white bleed issue. Use the Shout color catchers!!! They work fabulously kind of like a miracle! I soaked mine with a couple of the c.c. cloths,then spun it out and put freshcc cloths in and washed it.VOILA`all the red came out perfectly! I am a huge believer in those dye catchers!!

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