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Thread: Retayn in a front loader?

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    Retayn in a front loader?

    Hello, All~ I am very near finishing my first quilt, and I am away from home. When I wash this quilt, it will be in my SIL's front loaer. Can I still use Retayn? And should I throw in some Color Catchers too?

    Thanks so much for the help. Pictures soon.

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    You should use Synthrapol on a finished quilt, not Retayne. Retayne will set any loose dye in the whole quilt, not just in the fabrics that are bleeding, and that is not what you want. Neither product works well in a front loader. Congratulations on finishing your first quilt! Post a picture so we can all admire it.

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    OK, off to find Sythropol! Thanks for the tip.
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    Becareful which Synthrapol you purchase for use in a front loader. There are many different formulations of Synthrapol. The most common is Synthrapol SP which is what is most commonly used. However for HE and Front Loaders get Synthrapol LF. You can find it here:
    http://www.prochemicalanddye.com/pro...cat=249&page=2

    And here (Dharma Trading lists both SP & LF on this page so pick the correct one):
    http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/en...chemicals.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    You should use Synthrapol on a finished quilt, not Retayne. Retayne will set any loose dye in the whole quilt, not just in the fabrics that are bleeding, and that is not what you want. Neither product works well in a front loader. Congratulations on finishing your first quilt! Post a picture so we can all admire it.
    Glad you posted in time.. I was hoping someone responded quickly to avert a real problem.

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    Thanks, Moosie, that's great to know. Now fi I could only find it... I haven't found a place in the Syracuse area yet that carries it.
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    Thank you Moosie! I wasn't aware there was Synthrapol for front loaders. I will be ordering some today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosie View Post
    Becareful which Synthrapol you purchase for use in a front loader. There are many different formulations of Synthrapol. The most common is Synthrapol SP which is what is most commonly used. However for HE and Front Loaders get Synthrapol LF. You can find it here:
    http://www.prochemicalanddye.com/pro...cat=249&page=2

    And here (Dharma Trading lists both SP & LF on this page so pick the correct one):
    http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/en...chemicals.html
    Thanks for the tip. I just checked the Synthropol I bought from Dharma awhile back since I do have a front loader. Rats. It's not the LF. Well, sorry but wiser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnnMc View Post
    Thanks, Moosie, that's great to know. Now fi I could only find it... I haven't found a place in the Syracuse area yet that carries it.
    If you are in the Syracuse, NY area, Calico Gals is a fantastic quilt shop in East Syracuse and they may be able to tell you where to get it around there. I also recommend a trip to the shop. I love going there when I travel from the east coast to Michigan

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    Cute new snowman pattern, Handcraftsbyjen, when will it be ready for purchase?

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