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Old 12-22-2014, 01:09 PM
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OK Guys, so now I'm officially panicking!

I've been working madly this week trying to finish a quilt in time for christmas. It's a signature quilt from my DD's recent wedding. Each hexagon was signed by a guest with a message for the happy couple.

I got the last of it completed this morning, and popped it into the washing machine, along with several colour catchers. It had to be a cool wash because I've included some home-printed fabric.

Needless to say, one of the fabric pens has bled colour. The pens were proper fabric pens, tested in advance, and I followed the instructions properly.

So it's been back in the sink for another wash, and rubbing the stain with a colour catcher has removed a good bit of the bleed, and its now back in the machine for another rinse. Synthropol, which I've read about regularly here, is a product I've never seen on sale here in Scotland.

So guys, any other suggestions? (I've plenty of chocolate cos I've already done my christmas shopping!)


Before: DD is into dinosaurs in a big way

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after: this is the only segment which it truly bad

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Cheers, Kate
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:34 PM
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The one patch doesn't look terrible. The quilt itself looks fabulous! Honestly, I wouldn't sweat it. In my opinion, it is simply part of the charm of the quilt. (Plus the bleeds will probably eventually fade away with every washing the quilt gets in actual use.)
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I agree with Prism99. if this is the only issue, I'd call it a design feature. The dinosaur just has a purple aura!
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I agree with Prism99. It should fade away with more washing.
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:45 PM
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Your quilt is gorgeous! The dinosaur looks like he is surrounded with a lovely lavender glow. As Prism99 said, it will probably fade with time. I'd use a Color Catcher each time it is washed.
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Purple aura. LOVE IT!!!
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by franc36 View Post
Your quilt is gorgeous! The dinosaur looks like he is surrounded with a lovely lavender glow. As Prism99 said, it will probably fade with time. I'd use a Color Catcher each time it is washed.
I agree. The dinosaurs are cute!
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When I saw it, I thought the same thing as the rest of the folks. Almost looks planned. Just make sure she has a color catcher when she washes it again so it doesn't go anywhere else. It does look great!
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:34 PM
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Well, I'm pleased to report that a second wash has taken out about 80% of the bleed, and it looks much better for it . If it continues to fade with further washing then I think I'll get away with it lol.

Thank you all for your compliments on the quilt .

This is the most labour-intensive quilt I've made to date, and the most personal. The coral colour was the colour of the bridesmaids' dresses, the green was mine, and the blue was the mother of the groom's dress color. Some of the bride's dress is included on the back. I'd have been gutted if it was ruined by the ink running....

The strange creature printed in the corners is an amalgamation of a dinosaur and an octopus (groom's favourite creature), and it's an original drawing done by one of their friends specially for the wedding (which took place in Edinburgh Zoo!)

Cheers, K
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I love you quilt. Wod you be willing to share the name of the pattern?
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