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    Can someone tell me where I can buy Retayne. Several say that I should soak my batiks in it. Certainly don't want to take any chances. Thanks ladies.

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    Most LQS carry it you can buy it online too. :D:D:D

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    Your LQS should have it or you can order it online. Not sure if JoAnn's will have it.

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    That was fast. I will try Joann's soon. Won't be tomorrow. I'm smarter than that (I think). Cyber Monday, you know. LOL Many thanks again.

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    I had to get it on Amazon.

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    Would some one explain Retayne and how to use it and what it is for? Thanks

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    or try www.dharmatradingco.com
    retayne keeps the colors sharp in your fabrics, then another product synthropol helps lift out excess colors that could ruin your quilt in the wash.

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    I thought Retayne was used for setting the color so it wouldn't bleed. Now I'm a bit confused. Please explain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marge L.
    I thought Retayne was used for setting the color so it wouldn't bleed. Now I'm a bit confused. Please explain.
    The lady at my LQS said they use both interchangeably. That they both do the same thing. So now they only carry Synthropel .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marge L.
    I thought Retayne was used for setting the color so it wouldn't bleed. Now I'm a bit confused. Please explain.
    Yes, this is true. Check this out here http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/FAQ/fixative.shtml

    And just FYI, here is some information about Synthrapol
    http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/FAQ/fixative.shtml

    For batiks and other dark fabrics, I tend to soak them in warm water for a while and see if they bleed, I also rub them while wet with a piece of muslin, if they I don't see any color bleeding in the water or muslin, I just wash them like normal, if I see color bleed, I wash them in Retayne following the instructions on the bottle.

    I hope this helps.

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    Retayne and sythropol are two different products.
    Synthropol will keep excess dye in the wash cycle from settling or bonding to other fabrics. It is typically used once fabric has been put into a project. Synthropol does not neccessarily keep colors from running in future washes. It does not solve the problem of excess dye that may still be in the quilt and the wet quilt is sitting in the washer having finshed its full cycle, and the moisture will still allow for excess dye to migrate to the surrounding fabrics. Products washed in Sythropol must be washed in warm water in the next washings ( according to the label).
    Retayne is a fixative and will prevent running or bleeding prior to construction. Fabrics treated with Retayne must be washed in cold water ( According to the lable).

    I have looked for both at JoAnns and never found it. I get it at my local quilt shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltjoey
    Would some one explain Retayne and how to use it and what it is for? Thanks
    Thanks everyone for the great information. I can google it but find that someone that has used the product may know more about than google does!!

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    Got some today..on sale and free shipping at Joanns.com

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    ummm, ladies, i use white vinegar to set the colors and to keep them from bleeding out on the rest of the fabrics .... works, inexpensively. does anyone else use vinegar?

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