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    Senior Member Kara's Avatar
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    I washed the horse jacket...
    I pre-washed and dried EVERYTHING!
    Even with a piece of muslin and NO dye transfer. None!!
    I washed the horse jacket...
    The red dye transferred to the horse fabric, but NOT the gray ????
    Any ideas of how to pull this out???

    It's still soaking, even with a color catcher...

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    the jacket NOW... soaking to keep it wet...
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    Color catcher in the washer is all I know... and since it is red would cold water help ?

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    oh no, I hope you can get it out

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    There is a product called Synthrapol that should help. You should be able to purchase it at a quilt shop. Then wash again with the color catchers.

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    I wish you well ... color catcher normally works well.

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    Oh, no! I love that jacket, too! Sure hope you can get it out!

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    Synthrapol might work. It requires hot water, and it can take several washings to get all the unwanted color out. Amazon has it, and many quilt shops carry it now.

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    Call Dharma trading company? They've got some good products that fabric artists use. Definitely change that water it is soaking in a couple times (never hurts to dilute!).

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    I haven't tried this yet, just rec.'d it this week, but I was told about this hard bar laundry soap to get out a dye run. Fels Naptha. I can't tell you anything about this but was told that a lady had a zebra print that the black ran, and she used this and got all of the black out of the white. I have a quilt I am going to use this on. I couldn't find this soap around here, but I found it on Ebay and ordered a bar. Anything is worth a try. Gerbie.

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    Also try Oxyclean...I know that works to get dye runs out, because I've used it on all kinds of fabrics.

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    Martha Pullium says to use a color safe bleach, and there is a ritz product that is suppose to take color out,

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    Thank you for all the tips...
    Off to try them. I'll let you know how we make out...

    If I'm unsuccessful, I guess we're making another one...

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    Another option is to hose it, or hold it under a running tap, and just keep the water moving over it until the dye stops running. Can take a while, but will remove ALL of the loose dye.

    Good luck, I hope you get it sorted ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbie
    I haven't tried this yet, just rec.'d it this week, but I was told about this hard bar laundry soap to get out a dye run. Fels Naptha. I can't tell you anything about this but was told that a lady had a zebra print that the black ran, and she used this and got all of the black out of the white. I have a quilt I am going to use this on. I couldn't find this soap around here, but I found it on Ebay and ordered a bar. Anything is worth a try. Gerbie.
    Fels Naptha used to be pretty hard to find. I know my mom always got it at an Amish store. It will do a lot of amazing things, you can even make a paste and apply it to dry up poison ivy/oak, it will take out grass stains, blood, etc.

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    So sorry it ran. Sounds like you have received lots of good ideas! Good luck!!!

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    That is so sad. I loved that jacket. Keep us posted on your efforts.

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    What a flash back! I haven't heard of Fels Naptha in many years, but now remember that my mom could remove ANYTHING with it. I may have to try and find some. Good luck!

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    WalMart sells the Fels Naptha. It looks just like a bar of soap. It should be in the laundry products aisle.

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    Where did the red come from?

    My MIL always used Fels-Naptha laundry soap.
    After she quit making her own.
    Didn't know it was still around.

    Good luck with that - that jacket really looked nice on your daughter.

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    Yeah, where did the red come from?

    Don't put that jacket through the dryer until all the dye is out of it otherwise the heat will 'set' teh color. Try soaking in white vinegar overnight, then use a dye free detergent, clorox for colrs, and cold water wash.

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    Any progress on getting the red out?

    The red came from the lining?

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    The red did come from the lining.

    It's strange though... I prewashed (and dried) all fabrics. Even tested the red flannel with a piece of muslin to make sure the muslin was going to come out white. And the red settled in the horse fabric but NOT the gray.

    I want to thank all of you for your suggestions. The pink is lighter but not gone. We've tried Fels Naptha, white vinegar, oxy clean, clorox 2, alcohol, you name it, we've tried it... except the Synthrapol, I'm going to look for it today.

    Unfortunately, we'll be making another jacket :(
    But making this one should be easier since she's already done it once.
    Off to Jo-Ann's either this afternoon or tomorrow. We're lining this one in WHITE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kara
    The red did come from the lining.

    It's strange though... I prewashed (and dried) all fabrics. Even tested the red flannel with a piece of muslin to make sure the muslin was going to come out white. And the red settled in the horse fabric but NOT the gray.

    I want to thank all of you for your suggestions. The pink is lighter but not gone. We've tried Fels Naptha, white vinegar, oxy clean, clorox 2, alcohol, you name it, we've tried it... except the Synthrapol, I'm going to look for it today.

    Unfortunately, we'll be making another jacket :(
    But making this one should be easier since she's already done it once.
    Off to Jo-Ann's either this afternoon or tomorrow. We're lining this one in WHITE!
    Sorry that the red/pink didn't come out.

    You could also use a light gray for the lining - might not look grubby as quickly as white. And if it wasn't color fast, it wouldn't be a disaster.

    Maybe she can use this one for chores and gardening (if those are activities that she does) and not worry about it getting dirty.

    Was there any more shrinkage with all that you did to it?

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    Good Idea, at least we know the white shouldn't fade lol. Good Luck. I'm sorry it had to come to making another one, but just prewashing a fabric doesn't always get us off the hook. I'm not sure how well it works but currently when I get a new fabric that I plan to use in a quilt I have started washing it with retayne. I haven't used some of this fabric yet, but it has been prewashed with retayne, and I also plan to use a color catcher sheet. Hopefully I won't have the same problem that I've had in the past or that you just went through. Gerbie

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