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Old 12-24-2008, 01:13 PM
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I`ve heard quilters talk about but where do you buy them.
I`ve checked one grocery store and walmart, but no luck.
Can I buy them in Canada?
Would they be in the aisle with the fabric sheets?
I have a piece of navy blue fabric from the quilt store and i`ve soaked it in cold salt and stiil a little colour shows. Not to concerned as the other two fabrics going with it are blue but would like to get these.
Thanks Gale

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Old 12-24-2008, 01:16 PM
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I bought them in the laundry section of the supermarket...along with all the other stuff like dyes and spray freshners etc.. hope this helps, I know I am far away...but you would think that all supermarkets would think similarly
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:24 PM
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Fabric stores usually carry them near the stain removers. Groceries tuck themin around detergents. The walmart near me has them in with fabric softeners.
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:31 PM
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Another option would be to order Synthrapol or Dharma's Professional textile detergent. I like the second one due to being non-chemical. But they both work to capture and remove excess dye from fabric. It's used all the time for those who hand dye.
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:32 PM
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Ask at your wALMART...if its the super store it should have them :D
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:40 PM
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Joann's sells a dye grabber which is good for a number of washings. I think the item sells for about five dollars USA.

Usually I am able to purchase the Shout brand color catchers in the laundry section of the supermarkets or at WalMart stores. My friend cuts them in half and always uses one in each laundry load. I don't do that but use one in loads where I might need them. If in doubt, I will use two or more in the first laundry.

I don't work for S. C. Johnson & Co. of Racine. The box states made in Ireland. Shout Color Catcher/ 24 in-wash cloths/ www.SHOUTITOUT.com/
SKU # 4650062248.

Last summer my DH unknowingly laundered a maroon tee shirt along with his good kakhi slacks. Of course, he didn't notice the color difference until the items had been dried in the automatic dryer. Then he called me at work!! :) :) I suggested he not go out to buy new slacks for the trip we were going on the following day before he attempted to rewash the items with Shout color catchers. I asked him to re-wash
the kakhi slacks in warm water, regular detergent and five or six Shout
color catchers. Everything turned out fine and I ended up buying boxes
of these dye catchers for family members. :)

Now, I am a stinker and send along the tip when I give away a quilt. I no longer preshrink my 100 percent cotton quilt store quality fabric prior to construction.

Piecefully yours,
Kay Susan
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:46 PM
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Thanks for the replys.I certainly check out a few more stores.
The walmart I checked wasn`t super but have one near so will check.
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