Other than small blocks I have not used Batiks in a quilt. I wanted to make a Fence Rail. I always laundry fabic before I do anything to it. I always use hot water because I don't know how the receiver will laundry it and want to make sure that it is good to go. I have heard that Batiks bleed. I used the color catchers and boy did it CATCH. I have now washed the fabic 4 times. The second wash the catcher was darker blue that the first wash. The catcher WAS getting lighter in the next two washes.
(1) How many times do I need to wash it?
(2) Was there something I should have done from the start?
(3) Will it continue to bleed?
(4) Do I need to let the receiver know how to laundry the quilt?
I do thank anyone that can help me. I don't want to make and give the quilt if there is going to continue to be a problem. Someone please help me. Thank You Brendak