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Thread: My quilt needs to be washed?

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    Super Member tjradj's Avatar
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    Love your quilt. As stated, use the colour catchers, they are a life saver. Your quilt might take on a "softer" look once it's washed, if you want it back to "new" looking, starch it (spray starch) and iron it.

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    I would think it would be better to dry it in a dryer so it isn't wet as long. Wouldn't being wet cause the purple to migrate over to the light fabric? I always throw my quilts into the dryer. It also gives them that vintage puff look.

    I have never used color catchers, but I usually test little snips of all the fabrics I am going to use by first soaking them in HOT water, them putting the snips on wet, white muslin. Then I put another piece of muslin on top and let it all dry. Then I pull it apart to see if any dye has transfered to the white muslin. If so, that color goes away. Then I don't have to worry about any bleeding in the wash.

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    THANK YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!

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    Gorgeous colors and pattern, thanks for posting the px!

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    Orus ? soap is great in cold water and gentle cycle... If you see any color just use more water ane wash till the water is clear... and it will be fine....
    ConnieF

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkitty
    Some have said that the color catchers don't work well in the front loader washers.
    Work fine for me in mine......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loris
    absolutely beautiful

    what are colorcatchers though - me being an aussie
    Just read back on this thread- that question has been answered.

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