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Are there any Bright Cotton Fabrics that do not lose their brightness during wash?

Are there any Bright Cotton Fabrics that do not lose their brightness during wash?

Old 02-28-2011, 09:40 PM
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I have sewn several beautiful quilts with bright colors only to have the colors fade or lose their brightness after washing in cold water with woolite. I prewash the cotton fabrics before sewing them into quilts. They seem to have their brightness until I gentle wash them after sewn together. Could the batting make the difference? Or is it just the fabrics themselves? Got a recommendation as to name brand or other suggestions?
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:43 PM
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Woolite could be a problem. I'm not sure how it's made nowadays; I think there are quite a few chemicals in it. You might want to switch to Orvus. I think the component chemicals of your water can make a difference too.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:46 PM
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I also use Orvus.
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:19 AM
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My sil told me to wash in cold water? I don't know if there is a difference.
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I noticed all my stuff fading. I thought it was my imagination and I bought a second piece of something I already had and compared it before I washed the second piece. There was a noticeable difference in brightness until I washed it. Then it was dull like the first piece. It is frustrating to me.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:12 AM
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Where can you buy Orvus?
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:20 AM
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Farm stores carry it (I believe it's horse shampoo!). I have seen it in Fleet Farm. It is much less expensive purchased that way. Otherwise many quilt shops carry it. Amazon has it, but shipping adds on to the cost:
http://www.amazon.com/Quilters-Rule-...dp/B000BQLJIU/
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