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Thread: Red flannel bled into the light blue, help!!

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    I just finished piecing a baby quilt with light blue and red flannels. I washed it before adding fleece for the backing and when I took it out of the dryer (about half dry) I noticed that the red had bled into the light blue fabric and now I have red dots where there used to be white dots. Is there any help for this? I rewashed it and let am letting it air dry.

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    Did you wash the fabric before you started to cut and sew?

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    Depends on how hot it got in the dryer. Often, once it's machine dried, the color is set... I would try Oxyclean. And don't dry it until the issue is resolved, or you've decided to go with the tie dyed look!

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    Did you wash the fleece, too?

    I've found that different fleeces shrink at different rates.

    AFTER I had sewn two layers of the stuff together.

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    No, I always wash the quilt top when it's finished.
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Did you wash the fabric before you started to cut and sew?

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    Yes, I have already washed and dried the fleece. One less problem I guess!
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    Did you wash the fleece, too?

    I've found that different fleeces shrink at different rates.

    AFTER I had sewn two layers of the stuff together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeniseP
    No, I always wash the quilt top when it's finished.
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Did you wash the fabric before you started to cut and sew?
    Too bad you hadn't done it before all the work .... then you would have known what problems lay ahead! And could have determined whether you wanted to proceed with that fabric.

    Or what you needed to do before you did all that work.

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    Yup. A day late and a dollar short, just like always.

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    At least it wasn't a king-size!

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    Try washing again with a color catcher. a friend of mine accidently washed some red flannel with a mostly white flannel, you guessed it she ended out with a pink flannel. Anyway we ran it through the washer again with a color catcher and was truely amazed. You would of never know what had happened. Hers had not been put in the dryer at all first though. Maybe it will work even though it had been in the dryer Good luck

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    Life is definitely a

    "learn and live" process. :roll: :?

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    i had the same thing happen to me. i used a package of color run remover made by carbona. it took all the red out of the blue and made it look new again. i got mine at joann's for 50cents a box (figured what did i have to lose?) look in the laundry aisle at the grocery store - i have seen other products made by carbona there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeniseP
    I just finished piecing a baby quilt with light blue and red flannels. I washed it before adding fleece for the backing and when I took it out of the dryer (about half dry) I noticed that the red had bled into the light blue fabric and now I have red dots where there used to be white dots. Is there any help for this? I rewashed it and let am letting it air dry.
    This is why I prewash all my fabrics before sewing together. The flannels are especially bad for shrinking so they get washed twice. Try oxyclean, it does work good.

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    i would baste color catchers or carbona over the offending area and wash again.

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    I will look for the color catcher stuff at the grocery store today. Thank you for all your help.:)

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    When using different types of fabrics together, you should ALWAYS, ALWAYS pre-wash everything!!

    When using FLANNEL you should ALWAYS, ALWAYS pre-wash. Flannel shrinks a lot. And you can see that the darker colors almost always run some.

    Try the color catcher idea above.

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    Try the GrabIt from Joann's. It has worked for me. Do not ever put the GrabIt in the dryer or it looses it ability to remove the dye that ran. Just let it air dry. I would air dry the quilt also.
    Caroline

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    Put it back in the wash with a dye catcher/dye magnet.

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    I've posted before about Awesome. a cleaning liquid. If you can find it soak your quilt overnight in it and wash as usual.. It got red out of one of my quilts that had been washed and dried several times.

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    Hi,
    I just love red anything. I work with recycled wool garments. In my Wool Dye book, the author explains that you can use Tide powder no bleach to wash out extra color in the wool. I like to use primitive colors and black wool has LOTS of extra pigment in it. So I wash it twice in Tide and then I dry it in a HOT dryer. Then, I simmer it on the stove in vinegar water to make sure it sets up. The water is generally clear after the two washings in Tide, so I'm sure that is all you have to do. Tide will pull color out if you accidentally do what you just did - which is why I never use it to do my laundry.
    Hope this helps! -Tori-

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    I used oxiclean and it took out all the peach color of my favorite blouse!!! Also used on fabric color runs and took out ALL color!!! NEVER will I use that again fabric cost to much to ruin.

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    Many years ago there was a rule....Always set anything that is colored red before use. I thought it is o.k. now, but I guess not. There are many ways to do this. Soak item in ice water..Does not always work. Wash in cold water and mild soap. and also soak in salt water. Be sure to test it for bleeding before using it. So Sorry it happened. You would think there would be a product on the market for this by now.

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    I would wash it again using a color safe bleach and 2 color catchers.

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    Get some color grabbers from the grocery store and rewash it with several of them it should take it out...

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