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Thread: Something told me to wash it.

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    Something told me to wash it.

    Don't you just love Shout. The first strip was first wash, second strip next wash. My red is now good to go. LOLName:  shout.jpg
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    WOW , thats alot of color that was shed!

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    They are good, I never lose that much color from my fabrics.
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    And this is a 'name' brand fabric, too. Go figure(?)
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    i hope the second one is not where you stopped- should wash until the color catcher comes out with no more color- if you are still getting that much color it is not done yet-
    i had a green recently that i re-washed 5 times before i finally had my color catcher come out clear/white. had i stopped after 2 washes i would have had green tinged whites all through my quilt.
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    But your red is no longer red.

    I would have trouble trusting that fabric.

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    I thought at first that those were pictures of the fabric before and after. LOL

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    I had that happen to a red I bought at the quilt shop and paid $10.99 a yard for. Fortunately, I only bought 1 yard. I didn't bother to take it back...........I was too disgusted and upset to make the trip!

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    Geez that is a lot of color lost hope you are happy with it but it looks more pink than red

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenda m View Post
    Don't you just love Shout. The first strip was first wash, second strip next wash. My red is now good to go. LOLName:  shout.jpg
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    I cannot live with out them i have a pair of cream colored curtains in my living room with burgandy trim they are at least 8 years old by now and they get washed every spring and fall they still bleed burgandy.I sure won't wash with out them on certain fabrics.
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    I had a similar experience recently with a stripe fabric. I used synthrapol along with the color catchers. The thread below shows the result on the three color catchers.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...l-t184611.html

    I wash ALL of my fabrics before use, not just for bleed but also to remove the nasty chemicals used in the manufacturing process, and I understand some may also contain insecticides applied at some point to deter infestation during (or after) shipping (possibly at point of importation), and lastly - to encourage shrinkage. The above thread is the first time I used synthrapol though and I will be using it a lot more often.

    side note: despite the amount of dye on the color catchers my fabric still retained all of it's color, it did NOT fade.
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    Wow! Looks more like light pink now!
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    I depend on Color Catchers in my laundry, but I got started with them when I was making "Raggy Quilts" because I couldn't prewash the fabric. The last of these quilts was burgandy, black, and white (My granddaughter's request). It came out beautifully and is a striking quilt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    I thought at first that those were pictures of the fabric before and after. LOL
    I thought this too! LOL May need Retayne or that item that starts with a 'S'. I always have to look up which one it is that sets the color in.

    Well now I feel dumb---should have read the rest of the posts before I put my 2 cents worth in. janeknapp, thanks for the link!
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    I would not trust that fabric either. ARGH! I am finding increasingly that dyes are running.

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    Wow, 2nd wash I never do except on dark purples. Seeing your fabric change worries me. Was this high-end quilt fabric?

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    Wow, you certainly did the right thing!!!
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    I always wash the reds, purples and blues because they bleed most often. I have to say I have never seen as much color loss as you have there.
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