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Old 09-16-2010, 11:13 AM
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In my Bible study group, we are at the age of having new grandbabies. I enjoy making a quilt for each one. I like trying new patterns and crib quilts are a good size for me to make and machine quilt.

Wal-Mart has twin size flat sheets for $4 that I use for the back of the quilt. I've found that from one flat sheet, I can back the quilt and have enough fabric left to make a fitted crib sheet. I wrap the quilt and crib sheet up with a box of Color Catchers since I use bright contrasting colors on the quilts. I figure the new moms might not know about Color Catchers since I'd never heard of them until I started quilting.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:30 PM
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Sound like lovely gifts and here's another vote of confidence for Color Catchers. They're an excellent product.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:32 PM
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Okay, what is a color catcher?
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Dodee
Okay, what is a color catcher?
Color Catchers are sheets, thicker than dryer sheets but about that size, that you put in the washer to catch any color that might bleed. You find them with the laundry products at the store along with the prewash stuff like Shout.
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Okay - now I know. Thank you a bunch.
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:02 PM
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Love your baby in your avatar. What a doll!
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Old 09-17-2010, 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Champagnolle
Originally Posted by Dodee
Okay, what is a color catcher?
Color Catchers are sheets, thicker than dryer sheets but about that size, that you put in the washer to catch any color that might bleed. You find them with the laundry products at the store along with the prewash stuff like Shout.
I loved Color Catchers when I had a top loading washer. They just don't appear to work as well in my new front loading, low water usage machine.

I'd love to know what you guys & gals use in these newer front loading machines. There is never more than a couple of inches of water in the very bottom.
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Great idea!
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they work in my front loader machine
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I love them. Use them over and over and they get darker and darker.
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