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Thread: Fading advice

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    Fading advice

    I washed a new pillowcase with a quilt and the border of the pillowcase bled into a small section of my quilt. I used Color Catchers so I was surprised that it went into the quilt. I spotted the faded area before I put the quilt in the dryer, so of course I didn't dry it. Any ideas on removing the pink color ??? I need help!!

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    If the pink bled into the quilt, I would hand wash that area with mild soap to see if it would come out. If that didn't help, I might try oxyclean but be careful it doesn't fade the other fabrics.

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    I did wash it with Blue Dawn and it helped a lot. Tomorrow I will try oyyclean very carefully!! Thank you so much.

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    The last time I had a color bleed on my quilt, I didn't notice it and it was red too. I had dried it before I noticed it but someone here told me to go ahead and wash it again with another color catcher and I was surprised, the red came out just fine. Saved by this site's advice.
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    The reason is that you confined the quilt inside the pillow case. If you wash it again with say 5 or 6 color catchers, but don't confine the quilt, just put on delicate, it will give the dye laden water space to escape from the quilt.

    Next time make a large plain fabric case if you think you need to confine the quilt.

    For 13 years I dyed fabric for my rag rug business and bought plenty of color catchers. I was amazed at what they were able to do. I got out everything except some stain from dog vomit that was sick on some special medication.

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    Is there something I'm missing here? I didn't see any indication that the quilt was confined within the pillowcase. I'm sure that none of my quilts would fit inside a pillowcase.

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    I let the quilt soak overnight with Dawn, and all the pink was gone in the morning. Thanks for all the suggestions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanette Frantz View Post
    Is there something I'm missing here? I didn't see any indication that the quilt was confined within the pillowcase. I'm sure that none of my quilts would fit inside a pillowcase.
    I had to re-read the post. I didn't see that the quilt was inside the pillowcase. My quilts wouldn't fit inside a pillowcase either.

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