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Thread: Devistated - Problem With Bleeding Embroidery Thread

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    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
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    i've never used dmc, only c & c. is this a problem with all their colors?

    i have 75-year old pure linen embroidered tablecloths that have never run. should i be looking at this more carefully?

    (p.s. for you younger members, a quilt or tablecloth made by a mother or mother-in-law 75 or even more years ago is not that unusual, even though it sounds ancient. i have an embroidery made by my then 13-year old grandmother in europe. she was a terrible embroiderer.)

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    I would be devistated too. I emailed the DMC company. I am doing a red work quilt and want to know if something that can be done before and also if there is anything that you can do for your quilt now that it has gotten wet.

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    When I read your post about the "dots" for quilting, it reminded me of some embroidery that I had done, using DMC, for a quilt top. On my FIRST one, I got part of it wet somehow, probably from my water bottle, and ended up with what looked like a splotch of blue thread that "ran" and paniced immediately -- but it was just the dye in the embroidery panel when it was wet. Since it's supposed to come off, it doesn't take much for it to come off, even sweaty hands can do it. Once I washed it, it was perfectly fine, as all the residue of the pre-marking came off. Since the area where your thread is located would be on top of a pre-marked line, are you certain that it is from the thread and not from the marking underneath the thread? If this is a possible cause, I'd go ahead and quilt it, wash it with a color-catcher, and it might be just perfect. If not, then you could try the suggested remedies.

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    I discovered that Presencia floss will not bleed or rub off color. It cost more but that is the reason, it's quality floss. Anyone who has had the same experience like Jane would certainly think it was worth the few extra cents. Floss is the least expensive item in sewing that I can think of so buy the best. :D

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    my mother-in-law did a banquet size cloth in coats. she ran out of black and finished with dmc. over the years the dmc faded to brown, but never bled.

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