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Thread: Color Catchers

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    Color Catchers

    Hi...Just wondering if you can re-use Color Catchers if they came out of the washer with no color on them??

    I am not trying to be cheap...just thrifty

    I just didn't know if they can be reused or not. I would hate to reuse them and they didn't "catch" the color on the next quilt. Or could I put one new and one used in the washer?

    Thanks everyone for your input/help.
    Vi
    Vi

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    I reuse mine. They still pick up "dyes."

    Colleen

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    I re-use them several times or until they pick up some color. Most times I will put in 1 new one and 1 used one, or I will re-use them when I do laundry.

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    I do it all the time. Go for it.
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    I'm not sure which ones you are using but I have been "thrifty" not cheap and cut them in half for baby sized quilts.

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    Thanks everyone for your help

    Thrifty I like!
    Thanks thimblebug6000...I never thought to cut them in half for baby sized quilts.

    Hope everyone has a good week!
    Vi

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    I have never done that, I will have to give it a try.

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    I'm with Katier825 I always put anew one in. If it has a lot of red , navy and black I make sur ewith 2 more. Going to add green to this as just had trouble with a green batic spoiling a quilt.
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    I reuse them too. And I never cut in half. lol. Sometimes I use two color catchers though.

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