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Beginner10 06-23-2013 01:33 PM

Color Catchers
Hi...Just wondering if you can re-use Color Catchers if they came out of the washer with no color on them??

I am not trying to be cheap...just thrifty :)

I just didn't know if they can be reused or not. I would hate to reuse them and they didn't "catch" the color on the next quilt. Or could I put one new and one used in the washer?

Thanks everyone for your input/help.

cmrenno 06-23-2013 01:35 PM

I reuse mine. They still pick up "dyes."


katier825 06-23-2013 02:30 PM

I re-use them several times or until they pick up some color. Most times I will put in 1 new one and 1 used one, or I will re-use them when I do laundry.

MaryAnnMc 06-23-2013 02:44 PM

I do it all the time. Go for it.

thimblebug6000 06-23-2013 04:31 PM

I'm not sure which ones you are using but I have been "thrifty" not cheap :p and cut them in half for baby sized quilts.

Beginner10 06-23-2013 06:04 PM

Thanks everyone for your help :)

Thrifty I like!
Thanks thimblebug6000...I never thought to cut them in half for baby sized quilts.

Hope everyone has a good week!

mighty 06-24-2013 07:24 AM

I have never done that, I will have to give it a try.

DOTTYMO 06-24-2013 07:31 AM

I'm with Katier825 I always put anew one in. If it has a lot of red , navy and black I make sur ewith 2 more. Going to add green to this as just had trouble with a green batic spoiling a quilt.

gale 06-24-2013 10:36 AM

I reuse them too. And I never cut in half. lol. Sometimes I use two color catchers though.

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