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Thread: I'm crying

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    Senior Member chaskaquilter's Avatar
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    I made my daughter a quilt based on a Gee's Bend quilt. It was a kit using hand dyed fabrics. I washed all fabrics in Retayne before sewing it together. Then today I washed the completed quilt using cold water, gentle cycle and two dye retention sheets that you put into the washer. I did that twice because the first time I took the quilt out of the washer to line dry it, I saw some red had run onto the beige strip on one side. I am going to dry it and see how bad it looks then as the second washing didn't help at all. It is a Christmas gift for her. I am so sad.

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    Did you try Color Catchers in the wash?

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    I'm so sorry to hear this happened to you, maybe the second wash will help.

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    I am so sorry this happened (((HUGS)))

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    You prewashed the fabrics then used Retayne? If the area is small maybe it can be patched or appliqued? Rats...

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    I don't like hand dyed fabric for this very reason. The dyes aren't set. I don't know if it is the chemicals being used by home dyers but they sure don't work to stop the bleeding. I bought some beautiful hand dyed fat quarters from Paducah Quilt Show and they bled until almost all the color was gone from the fabric. I guess if using for art or wall hangings only the hand dyed would be okay but for the price I'd rather buy commercial dyed.

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    Oh, I'm sorry!!!!!

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    You could try washing again in Synthrapol. It *might* help. When you washed the first time, did you continue to wash until the rinse water was clear? That's important, since one washing doesn't always do the job.

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    ahh bummer, I'm so sorry,
    If nothing will fix it in the wash...I would seriously consider trying to match that miss hap red with a little fabric paint.. And lightly streak the other biege pieces ( or where ever it ran on to)Make it look like it was done on purpose, before I gave up...Or applique/s, something..

    If you do decide to go for the paint...I'd get the closest red and also pick up a black and a white paint. To mix in if you need to darken and or lighten to match... You can also add a little yellow to warm up the red or a little blue to cool it...

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    I got rusty water spots on my light pink/green quilt (was a gift as well). Made a paste out of oxy. One spot came out great first treament. The big one took 3 treatments, buttttt all came out beautifully. Can't even tell it was there.

    I love this stuff. I've never written a letter to any company, but if I did, it would be this one. Love Love

    Good luck, hope it comes out :-D

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