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Thread: Do you use a dye catcher when you wash?

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    Senior Member MoMoSews's Avatar
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    If so, what kind and where do I find them?

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    Shout, found in the detergent aisle at the grocery store.

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    Most fabric stores carry them and yes, I use them for any quilt that may have fabrics that will still bleed a little and I give some with every quilt I give away. Someone once told me that a square of 100 percent cotton will do the same thing. Have yet to try it.

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    Yes! I actually buy mine at the Navy Commissary where I do most of my grocery shopping.

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    I didn't use them until I heard about them on this forum. I found them at Wally's and now use them always. I wash my quilts when they are finished and I want to know if the colors are going to run. This group is the best for information.

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    I always use them if I think that there might be fabric dyes running. I also include a box with any quilting project that I give as a gift. Unfortunatley I haven't found them up here so I make a trip to WalMart in Ogdensburg when my supply runs low.

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    I use them occasionally in my laundry if I am unsure if something will bleed color. I use one everytime I wash a quilt. I don't want to take a chance of ruining all the hard work.

    I find them with the laundry supplies at the grocery store and Walmart.

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    Yep, every time :D:D:D It is much less expensive that having a ruined quilt :wink:

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    Are they called dye catchers? Is there any particular brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaverg
    Are they called dye catchers? Is there any particular brand.
    There are a few brands. I use the Shout Color Catcher. It's in a small box with the typical Shout logo and is sold in the laundry soap aisle. They are less expensive than the ones at Joann's. I think I paid around $3 for a box of 24.

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    Thanks Katie 825, I will look for them.

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    I also use the Shout brand -- I get mine in WallyWorld next to the laundry detergents.

    I use them when I'm washing fabric the first time -- especially darks or reds...

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    walmart has some.

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    I use them, and taught my DD to use them when doing her laundry. She doesn't sort things! :lol: :lol:

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    I don't know if it's still around but there was one called a dye catcher. Did the same thing as the color catcher. Love them esp if DH does the laundry. He doesn't sort as well as he could or should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    Shout, found in the detergent aisle at the grocery store.
    Me too, except mine come from Wal-mart. We don't have a grocery store anymore.

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    I always use one when I wash my quilts for the first time. I just get the Shout brand ones. They are usually right by the laundry detergent.

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    Same I use shout color catchers as well. Every time.

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    Umm...where do you get your groceries?

    Me too, except mine come from Wal-mart. We don't have a grocery store anymore.[/quote]

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    Well thanks everyone one! And what a good Idea to give them with a quilt as part of gift...! So another question? Do you wash quilts before you give them away?

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    Thanks everyone! As usual you're all the best ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by diannemc
    Well thanks everyone one! And what a good Idea to give them with a quilt as part of gift...! So another question? Do you wash quilts before you give them away?
    I do wash them to remove any starch, glue, etc. Also I've noticed that I have less loose strings to pick off if I check it after it's dried. :)

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    Yep. Shout Color Catchers at my local grocery store or at Walmart. Works for me

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    I have been using the Shout sheets in the washer ever since they came out with them. They really work. They can be found in the laundry section of your grocery store etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diannemc
    Well thanks everyone one! And what a good Idea to give them with a quilt as part of gift...! So another question? Do you wash quilts before you give them away?
    Yes I do :D It makes them softer and removes any glues and such that I use to construct them. Also it is better to know before you give it to them if a seam is going to come loose or it shrinks in a funky manner :wink:

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