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    Wendover material

    I just bought some WENDOVER cotton material and I let it soak in cold water to let it bleed. It is still changing color of the water. What can I do? I guess I should have stuck with the Kona fabrics. So disappointed as I bought enough for top and backing. If you all have any ideas I would really appreciate your help. Thank you in advance






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    I would wash it in hot water with detergent. Hopefully that will work...

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    Hot water with Synthrapol, let it sit overnight, then drain.

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    Wash a bunch of white fabric in it first so you can have some dyed fabric of your own! I love doing this; makes a bennie out of a bad situation!
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    wash it- with detergent- rinse well, in cold water- then rinse it again with a color catcher- if it is still bleeding-wash it again- some fabrics need to be washed a couple times- and rinsed well- simply soaking in plain water doesn't accomplish much beyond getting the fabric good & wet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Wash a bunch of white fabric in it first so you can have some dyed fabric of your own! I love doing this; makes a bennie out of a bad situation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Wash a bunch of white fabric in it first so you can have some dyed fabric of your own! I love doing this; makes a bennie out of a bad situation!
    Oh my I never thought of this, what a clever girl!
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    My mother-in-law told me to soak brights or darks in salt water for a couple of hours to set the colors. Then lightly wash and rinse and dry. It works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Wash a bunch of white fabric in it first so you can have some dyed fabric of your own! I love doing this; makes a bennie out of a bad situation!
    Neat idea Jan. Thanks.

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    I have found that if a fabric keeps bleeding after about 3 washes, if I let it dry then iron it, then wash again there will be no more color in the last wash. Gave this advice to BFF and saved her quilt which she was sure was ruined.
    I always use very hot water and accordian fold fabric into the tub. When the water has cooled I lightly wring by hand then line dry. The very hot water takes care of shrinkage and color runs.
    I've never had a problem and I wash every quilt when it is finished. Hand wash in wool mix.

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    Use Shout Color Catchers. They are at Wal-mart in a box of 24 for under $4.00. I'd use THE ENTIRE BOX if it was bleeding badly and wash in the hottest water you have. I know that is overkill, but you are trying to KILL something.

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    I am somewhat dismayed at how much people recommend color catchers here for bleeding fabric. People, color catchers do NOT stop bleeding dye. They are merely a conduit for absorbing the loose dye in the wash water so it doesn't go onto other fabrics. You are only treating a symptom with color catchers, not the problem. Additionally I have an acquantance who works for Consumer Reports. She is actually a scientist and was the tester for this product. Her results were not overly positive for color catchers. Here is the result: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/m...view/index.htm

    I like Jan's idea then I would treat both the bleeder and the newly dyed fabric with Synthropol to set the dye.

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    Great idea Jan...I need to try that, have a large amt if white scrapes...thanks for sharing!

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    My LQS recommended "Retayne" which is a color fixative for fabric. They said you can also use it on dark Levi's so they keep the dark color. I have used it on a red and white quilt and it worked no red/pink on the white fabric. Color Catchers keep the color from bleeding onto other fabrics but will not stop the bleeding.
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    Vinegar, been around along time. Way before any of the new stuff. Wash as usual using Vinegar in the last rinse sets colors Also great fabric softerner. No residual order.

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    I totally agree with carrie. Vinegar sets color, my long ago passed aunt taught me that when I was a child. LOL... a few years ago.

    She also said that there were wonderful dye recipes that didn't run ever and held color like iron. But, these were lost in world war II. Such a shame they haven't somehow found and surfaced after all these years.
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    Wash in hot water and use color catchers (Tide). I would also do a second wash and if you can rinse in hot water to be sure or throw in a white cloth when you get ready to rinse. If it bleeds in cold water, it will really bleed in hot water. If this continues get in touch with the manufacturer. Ask for your money back. I purchased some Wendover material that was green and white for St. Patrick's day costume. I sent all 3 yards back. I was informed to use cold water wash. It still bled and onto my hands after drying. never will purchase Wendover again. Took me 3 months to get my money back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrie glover12586 View Post
    Vinegar, been around along time. Way before any of the new stuff. Wash as usual using Vinegar in the last rinse sets colors Also great fabric softener. No residual order.
    This is so true-I use it every time I wash due to hard water and soap retention. Vinegar works wonderful to get the soap and odds odors out of fabric. DGM used it and I use it and my DDIL used it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramquilter2 View Post
    My LQS recommended "Retayne" which is a color fixative for fabric. They said you can also use it on dark Levi's so they keep the dark color. I have used it on a red and white quilt and it worked no red/pink on the white fabric. Color Catchers keep the color from bleeding onto other fabrics but will not stop the bleeding.

    My Bad, you are correct. I meant Retayne, that is the dye fixative. Synthropol is if you have a bleeder already sewn in the quilt, it keeps the loose dye suspended in the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrie glover12586 View Post
    Vinegar, been around along time. Way before any of the new stuff. Wash as usual using Vinegar in the last rinse sets colors Also great fabric softerner. No residual order.
    Vinegar has been around a long time but the dyes used today have not and vinegar will NOT set them. vinegar will only set natural plant based dyes. Not chemical. For chemical dyes you need chemical fixatives. Your grandmothers methods of using salt and or vinegar will have no effect on modern commercial dyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauriejo View Post
    Oh my I never thought of this, what a clever girl!

    Jan in VA always has clever ideas! I just LOVE her posts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Wash a bunch of white fabric in it first so you can have some dyed fabric of your own! I love doing this; makes a bennie out of a bad situation!
    As others have said...what a great idea!

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