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.