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Thread: *crry* Help please!?

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    This quilt was made with FQ's...as such, I didn't wash them. Big mistake. I washed it and threw it in the dryer before bed last night. I used extra low heat, so come this morning, it hadn't dried completely. I think from sitting, damp, over night in the dryer, it ran, because it looked perfect when I pulled it out of the washer and checked it out. I pulled it out of the dryer and hung it up so I don't make it worse by setting it in. Please help...QUICK! This quilt is for my Grandmother. I just finished it last night and was planning to give it to her this afternoon when we (four generations including my children) get together for lunch and Granny is going through all of her fabric, yarns and crochet cottons to give to us (me and Mom).
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    There is a product called bleed-out it is sold in the same location as rit-dye. Sorry no home remedy.Good Lucky. By the way Beautiful quilt she will love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy S.
    There is a product called bleed-out it is sold in the same location as rit-dye. Sorry no home remedy.Good Lucky. By the way Beautiful quilt she will love it.
    *sigh* That's what I was afraid of. Thank you, I'll see if I can't track this stuff down. Maybe they'll have some at my LQS...?

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    TRY THE "TIDE TO GO" AND RUB LIKE CRAZY WITH THE STICK. I don't know if it will work but it has worked on so many other things in my house. good luck :-)

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    Throw it back in the washing machine with a color catcher, rewash and than dry. If you dried it on low heat it may not have set. But do that before anything else. Once you start with other things you are setting it harder. This advice comes from a fabric expert I know. (Not me, she is my go to person!)

    Edit: The Bleedout might be the trick also but I would try just a color catcher first, just my thought. Good luck and let us know what worked.

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    Do you have any of that Oxy Clean? If you have the spray pre-wash, spray well and wait. If in the tub, make a paste, apply & wait. If everything that everyone suggests doesn't work, dilute bleach with a little water and apply with a Q-Tip to the affected areas. This needs rinsing really well though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Throw it back in the washing machine with a color catcher, rewash and than dry. If you dried it on low heat it may not have set. But do that before anything else. Once you start with other things you are setting it harder. This advice comes from a fabric expert I know. (Not me, she is my go to person!)

    Edit: The Bleedout might be the trick also but I would try just a color catcher first, just my thought. Good luck and let us know what worked.
    It is still damp now, I didn't try to dry it again because I didn't want it to set - I have it hanging over the half wall upstairs so no more of the coloured parts touch the white...lol. I don't have colour catcher's though, and have never seen them in my area, I've looked everywhere for them... :( I think I might have seen someone on this board say that they (or a friend?) accidentally used a dry baby wipe thinking it was a Colour Catcher and it worked...?

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    I was also going to suggest Bleach on a Qtip, BUT I would try the other advice first.......good luck!

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    This is what I woudl do also...the color catchers are a terrific thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    Do you have any of that Oxy Clean? If you have the spray pre-wash, spray well and wait. If in the tub, make a paste, apply & wait. If everything that everyone suggests doesn't work, dilute bleach with a little water and apply with a Q-Tip to the affected areas. This needs rinsing really well though.
    Hmm, I don't have any, but I might be able to get some...I *hope*? Yikes. I don't think Granny will be getting her quilt today... :(

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    Look for color catchers in the detergent section of your supermarket...I have found then everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by obxqwlter
    Look for color catchers in the detergent section of your supermarket...I have found then everywhere!
    Yes...that's where I've been looking...I actually wonder if they're even available in Canada because I have *never* seen them.

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    If you can't find them in your area pm me and I'll mail you some, they will not be expensive to mail!

    Edit: these guys ship international.

    http://www.drugstore.com/qxp73784/sh...ash_cloths.htm

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    If it is just a couple of spots and all else fails I would put an applique over it.

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    I made a paste of oxgy, let it sit for a while.

    I had two big rust stains from my iron on my light pink fabric.

    It came out fantastic. Couldn't see a thing. Left a white
    powder residue, but it just came of with a little water.

    Your quilt is beautiful I know your grandma will love it :thumbup:

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    There is a spray product called "Resolve" and "Resolve Max" to get stains out. They both work very well, but the "Max" is suppose to work better. Warning though, don't spray the "Max" on and leave it on over night without washing, it washes out all the other colors.

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    Thanks for all of the ideas, everyone. I had to use what I have on hand, since the baby is sleeping I can't leave the house (and really want this to be fixed by noon so I can bring it to Granny for our lunch date), so I diluted some bleach and used q-tips. It seems to have done the trick - there wasn't a whole lot of it all over, just 5 or 6 spots, and the two I showed pics of were the worst. It's back in the wash now, with a couple of old white sheets - hopefully they will act like a Color Catcher (since I can't find them to save my life), and if there is any left over bleeding, they will get it instead. I'll give it a thorough check before putting it in the dryer again...

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    fingers crossed for you!

    I know your Gramma will love your quilt! Its beautiful.

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    I would also use one of those spot sticks and rewash with a color catcher. I wash all my fabric and small quilts with a color catcher. I even give a color catcher when I give someone a quilt. It's just a good insurance against running dyes. I hope you get some good results. It's a very pretty quilt.

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    IT ALL CAME OUT!!!!!!!!!!

    I just took it out of the wash again, and examined every square inch with a flashlight before putting it in to dry. There isn't a SINGLE mark on it! I couldn't even tell where the marks were to begin with.

    ****happy dance****

    Thank You for all of the tips, Ladies!! And thank you Clorox! lol

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    Great! I'm so glad. Your Grandmother would have loved it in any case.

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    Pretty quilt, Grandma will love it! Color catcher sheets have always worked for me. I keep them on hand for all my accidents :cry:

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    I haven't been able to find them in Canada either. So on my first trip to the U.S.A. I bought some. I asked the ladies at the quilt guild where to get them & no one had even heard of them.

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    You can also try dabbing hydrogen peroxide on the spots and let it sit for a few minutes. Spots will often start to disappear if you let it sit.

    You can also make your own oxiclean. There are several recipes on the internet if you google "make your own oxiclean". Here is one:

    http://www.howtodothings.com/home-ga...made-oxi-clean

    Good luck.

    I think if you just wash it again, it will come out.

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    I just recently had that same problem with a shirt I have. Some other piece of clothing left color all over it. I just rewashed it and it came out! Try that first and see what happens. Best of luck to you!

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