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Thread: Wendover material

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    Wendover material

    I just bought some WENDOVER cotton material and I let it soak in cold water to let it bleed. It is still changing color of the water. What can I do? I guess I should have stuck with the Kona fabrics. So disappointed as I bought enough for top and backing. If you all have any ideas I would really appreciate your help. Thank you in advance






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    I would wash it in hot water with detergent. Hopefully that will work...

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    Hot water with Synthrapol, let it sit overnight, then drain.

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    Wash a bunch of white fabric in it first so you can have some dyed fabric of your own! I love doing this; makes a bennie out of a bad situation!
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    wash it- with detergent- rinse well, in cold water- then rinse it again with a color catcher- if it is still bleeding-wash it again- some fabrics need to be washed a couple times- and rinsed well- simply soaking in plain water doesn't accomplish much beyond getting the fabric good & wet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Wash a bunch of white fabric in it first so you can have some dyed fabric of your own! I love doing this; makes a bennie out of a bad situation!
    clever idea
    Nancy in western NY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Wash a bunch of white fabric in it first so you can have some dyed fabric of your own! I love doing this; makes a bennie out of a bad situation!
    Oh my I never thought of this, what a clever girl!
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    My mother-in-law told me to soak brights or darks in salt water for a couple of hours to set the colors. Then lightly wash and rinse and dry. It works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Wash a bunch of white fabric in it first so you can have some dyed fabric of your own! I love doing this; makes a bennie out of a bad situation!
    Neat idea Jan. Thanks.

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    I have found that if a fabric keeps bleeding after about 3 washes, if I let it dry then iron it, then wash again there will be no more color in the last wash. Gave this advice to BFF and saved her quilt which she was sure was ruined.
    I always use very hot water and accordian fold fabric into the tub. When the water has cooled I lightly wring by hand then line dry. The very hot water takes care of shrinkage and color runs.
    I've never had a problem and I wash every quilt when it is finished. Hand wash in wool mix.

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