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Old 03-23-2012, 03:16 PM
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Question battings and dry cleaning

I'm working on a 'community' quilt that will probably have to be dry cleaned due to severe fabric bleeding in some of the submitted blocks. Are there any battings that cannot be dry cleaned? Or are there any that are better for dry cleaning? TIA
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:20 PM
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I don't think dry cleaning will stop a severe bleeding problem. Contrary to its name dry cleaning is not a dry process. It just uses chemicals ( solvents and alcohol) in place of water. It is a specific dry cleaning fluid. Some cotton fabrics will dull in brightness from dry cleaning .

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Old 03-23-2012, 04:25 PM
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IF you are using cotton fabrics, I would wash the quilt in some Oxyclean and just follow the directions. I think Lori S. is correct, dry cleaning will NOT stop, nor will it "clean up" any fading. But Oxyclean might...Good luck!
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:52 PM
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I'd rather have "bleeding" in my quilt than chemicals in the fibers that cover my body!

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Old 03-23-2012, 05:30 PM
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There's nothing to "clean up" at this stage, but I know one maroon batik runs. It won't be my quilt, so I guess I'll just go with a care label that specifies Synthrapol or Color Catchers and forget about suggesting dry cleaning. Thanks.
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:04 PM
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I have never heard of dry cleaning a quilt. I wouldn't do it. I prewash all my fabrics before folding on a ruler and putting in my cabinet.
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