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Thread: Color Catchers really work!

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    We were very busy today doing the cleaning and tidying before I start decorating for Christmas. (Hubby helps clean but he leaves the decorating to me!) Paul went to put some laundry in the machine including a very pretty, new red shirt of mine that has an attached white insert.(It had never been washed) and I was sure the white would be pink after the wash was done! All the laundry was red items except for this little bit of white AND a white sock that got in there by mistake. I caught him just as the washing machine was filled with really warm water... and thought "OH NO!" I remembered the color catchers that I bought and threw one in and hoped for the best.

    HAPPY to say they work and my top is perfect as was the sock!!

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    Thanks for passing on the info. It will save lots of aggravation as Christmas and all the reds come out. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Aren't those the most wonderful laundry aide? :D:D:D

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    kewl what a great testimonial. I will definately get some at the market soon. tfs.

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    I bought some from the advice of this board and am so glad!!

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    i love the color catchers i made a navy and light blue quilt and it had a white shashing and when i washed it no bleeding accured.

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    I washed a piece of black fabric with white roses with a color catcher. It came out like it went in. I needed more and forgot the color catcher. The roses were a pale gray. A third washing with a CC helped a lot, but it doesn't have the definition in the flowers the first piece has. Live and learn.

    I wish JoAnn's still sold the reusable one. It worked well, too.

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    They really are an amazing thing. I used them yesterday when I was washing a rag quilt that I did that had dark browns, sage greens, and bright aquas. The aquas came out beautiful, and the color catchers came out dark, so I know that they were doing their job.

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    They are wonderful. Have saved lots of loads of laundry and quilts.

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    Yup it worked for me too. I just threw in one new red item and oh boy. I forgot it was there. I just happened to throw in a color catcher and when the laundry came out it was perfect and the color catcher was a very dark reddish rose color. Worth the money.

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    he,he,he.sometimes i put in four of those!!!

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    I use them all the time!

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    IMO they are the greatest thing since sliced bread! I never wash a quilt for the first time (and sometimes more if they bleed) without tossing one in. I have never been disappointed!

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    I use them ALL the time....they are Great :!:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boscobd
    IMO they are the greatest thing since sliced bread! I never wash a quilt for the first time (and sometimes more if they bleed) without tossing one in. I have never been disappointed!

    totally agree! i do not prewash my fabrics, but i do toss is a color catcher for the first wash.

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    Recently, I bought a "bark cloth" cotton. It is a retro 50s/60s print, heavier weight, very nicely textured, a yard sale price in a red & white print about a 70/30 mix. What a find. Mostly, I wash my fabrics prior to storage and used a CC. The red did bleed onto the white which is now a paler shade of pink. That is okay but it sure is a forewarning for the future, maybe even with the CC (washed again) that when I use it for the scrappy (personal) quilt backing there might be another bleeding. No troubles, I will just leave it alone and not reach for the retayne.

    Recently,went to a quilting demo and found out that some who are creating the fabric postcards save their used CCs. for a back ground.

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    I just started using them and I am amazed at how well they work. I have learned so much from this board including about the color catchers, you all are the best.

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    Great product!

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