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Thread: Do Oxiclean Colorcatchers work?

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    Senior Member Chester the bunny's Avatar
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    I found a box of Oxiclean Colorcatchers at the thrift store with a couple of sheets left in it. I don't have a new quilt to wash at this point but wondered if any of you have used them and if they work. This before I go hunting for a new box. I thought it would be a nice thing to add to the gift bag with a new quilt.
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    Yes they do.

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    I swear by them!

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    They've worked for me!

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    Yes, they do...I use colorcatchers, when needed, in doing my regular laundry if there's something I think will fade or when washing red...works like a charm...

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    I'm so glad to hear this as I'm working on a quilt not that has a collor that runs so I'll have to get some and wash the quilt when I get it done. It'll be awhile before I get it done tho. But it is nice to know they work. Thanks, Huggies, Fay

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    I've been using the ones made by Shout and I can assure you they work ... very well.

    I recently bought 5 1/2 yds of red fabric to use as backing on a Quilt of Valor. When I washed it in hot water, I threw in three Color Catchers because I knew it would run. Sure enough, when I removed the Color Catchers, they were bright pink.

    I use them all the time now.

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    Where do you buy them?

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    Not for me and my kona reds and black!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristin in ME
    Where do you buy them?
    I get mine at the grocery store. Not too hard to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristin in ME
    Where do you buy them?
    I buy mine in the grocery store. I have not used or have not seen by oxiclean but I really do like the ones from Shout. I too use them in my laundry when I have something that I think might fade. They are great.

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    I think there was a thread not too long ago that said a report by Consumer Reports found them ineffective. That said, an awful lot of folks swear by them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by totosmom
    Quote Originally Posted by Kristin in ME
    Where do you buy them?
    I get mine at the grocery store. Not too hard to find.
    Thanks! I'd never looked for them before.

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    I've only used the Shout brand but I've been very pleased with them.

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    I was pleased with the results when I have used them :D:D:D

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    I wonder if putting in a plain white facecloth in the wash would give you the same effect???
    Thanks to everyone who has given me their opinion.
    Much appreciate it. I will look for a new box at the grocery store.

    Carole

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    They are a miracle invention in my personal opinion.

    Kat

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    And, I have used the same one 2 or 3 times and it still works! Love them.

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    I use the shout ones. I put them in my clothes laundry sometimes, especially if I'm washing something new or bright, and there is always dye on it when I take it out of the washer or dryer. I think they work.

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    Does anyone know what is in them that makes them effective, and whether it would be possible to concoct your own?

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    I Lovem. I give a few sheets with my new quilts.

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    They are great. My grandson has a set of red sheets that always used to bleed when washed. Now, I throw in a color catcher and when it bleeds the color catcher catches it.

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    I use shout brand with my laundry and they work abricr
    very well. Also works well with new fabric.

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    Color catches-
    Does this take the place of sythpol (sp?) The stuff you put in the washer after you dye fabric?

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    I have used them when washing quilts with lots of vibrant colors (hmm....most of my quilts) and have been very pleased. No color running and the sheet comes out with my quilt colors on it so I think they work wonderfully. Certainly better than holding my breath when I remove a newly washed quilt from the machine.

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