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Thread: Disaster averted thanks to the board

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rann
    Does anyone have a front loading machine? How do you add the Restayne? I don't want to make a mess. Thanks.
    I don't know if you saw my earlier post. I have a front loading machine, so I just put some hot water in a stainless steel bowl, added the Retayne and the fabric. I let it soak, then put it in the washing machine to rinse.

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    Great information on this thread, as per usual on this board!
    It is kind of a funny review for me, as my Mother is a traditional rug hooker and dyes all her wools to make her rugs. And may I add they are so beautiful.
    I on the other hand like to dye my fabrics, 100% cotton, for some of my quilts and of course being a child of the 60's....I like to dye my tee shirts!
    The processes and chemicals used are sometimes different. And sometimes the prcesses are the same....but never the dyes.
    Certainly is an interesting subject on the thread....

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    A lot of very useful information, as usual from our friends on the board. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experiences.

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    Very interesting and useful info. Thanks all.

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    I found Retayne at WalMart recently and bought some. Thanks so much for the suggestions. I'll have it on hand in case I need it.

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    Wow it is a good thing you caught this. It is bad enough it happens when you are making something for yourself but for someone else yikes!!.

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    Well, once again I have learned a few
    things from this thread. Thanks to
    everyone who shared!! Hugs, Sharon

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    Lucky for you, now you will have a happy customer.

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    LOL
    Now that was funny.
    Strawberry milk. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingleberry
    I use Shout Color Catchers, purple is the color that bleeds the most.
    I do, too, but some fabrics just keep on running. That's when you need to use Retayne or Synthrapol depending on whether they're hand dyes or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qwiltylady
    White Vinegar in the washer (1 cup) will eliminate all excess dye and prevent it from settling into other fabrics! I buy it by the gallon and then use it when I prewash my fabrics and nothing runs!
    I'm sorry to have to say this, but vinegar doesn't always work. I gave up on vinegar years ago. Salt, too. That's why I buy Retayne, Shout color Catchers and Synthrapol.

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    I use SHout Color Catcher in the wash with all my colored clothes.

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    I have always used white vinegar to set dyes. Have never had a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjk
    does that mean the cows would have given strawberry milk? LOL sorry I'm feeling silly today.
    Too funny! :)

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