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Thread: Red flannel bled into the light blue, help!!

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    i had the same thing happen to me. i used a package of color run remover made by carbona. it took all the red out of the blue and made it look new again. i got mine at joann's for 50cents a box (figured what did i have to lose?) look in the laundry aisle at the grocery store - i have seen other products made by carbona there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeniseP
    I just finished piecing a baby quilt with light blue and red flannels. I washed it before adding fleece for the backing and when I took it out of the dryer (about half dry) I noticed that the red had bled into the light blue fabric and now I have red dots where there used to be white dots. Is there any help for this? I rewashed it and let am letting it air dry.
    This is why I prewash all my fabrics before sewing together. The flannels are especially bad for shrinking so they get washed twice. Try oxyclean, it does work good.

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    i would baste color catchers or carbona over the offending area and wash again.

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    I will look for the color catcher stuff at the grocery store today. Thank you for all your help.:)

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    When using different types of fabrics together, you should ALWAYS, ALWAYS pre-wash everything!!

    When using FLANNEL you should ALWAYS, ALWAYS pre-wash. Flannel shrinks a lot. And you can see that the darker colors almost always run some.

    Try the color catcher idea above.

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    Try the GrabIt from Joann's. It has worked for me. Do not ever put the GrabIt in the dryer or it looses it ability to remove the dye that ran. Just let it air dry. I would air dry the quilt also.
    Caroline

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    Put it back in the wash with a dye catcher/dye magnet.

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    I've posted before about Awesome. a cleaning liquid. If you can find it soak your quilt overnight in it and wash as usual.. It got red out of one of my quilts that had been washed and dried several times.

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