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Old 01-03-2018, 07:16 PM
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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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Old 01-03-2018, 09:33 PM
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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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Old 01-03-2018, 11:37 PM
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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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Old 01-04-2018, 09:02 AM
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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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Old 01-05-2018, 03:16 AM
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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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Old 01-06-2018, 11:20 AM
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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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Old 01-06-2018, 01:50 PM
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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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