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Thread: Lakota Star Quilt (aka Lone Star Quilt)

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    Last night I finally finished my new grandson's Lakota Star Quilt (his mom is part Native American). I had machine-pieced and hand-quilted it. Washed it in very cold water, to remove the quilting lines I'd drawn...and the dye bled on the star points. Boooooo hooooooo :( I had prewashed and thought all the fabrics were safe. Thanks to this board, I learned that Synthrapol might get the bleed out, but I'm still pretty heartsick.

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    That is a beautiful quilt. Did you re-wash it to see if you could get the blue out?

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    Beautiful quilt and great hand quilting, newestnana. Sorry about the color bleeding and hope the Syntrapol works. Regardless, it's lovely and I'm sure will be treasured.

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    Beautiful, If you didn't dry it in the dryer you might still get the bleed out. I've used the color sheets even after a bleed and some colors will still come out. Beautiful work.

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    Wonderful quilt!
    ;( sorry about the bled problem.... hopefully it come clean

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    oooooo pretty

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    That is absolutely beautiful. I hope you get to bleed out but even if you don't I'm betting he will love it.

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    Oh, my gosh, that's beautiful!!! Wow! Your colors are stunning.

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    I love love love your quilt! I love that pattern and the colors you chose.

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    Oh my gosh, it's beautiful. And I'm heartsick for you too. I really hope you manage to get the bleeding out. :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_MO
    That is a beautiful quilt. Did you re-wash it to see if you could get the blue out?
    Not yet...but I just ordered some Synthrapol (online) to try. I suspect it will get somewhat better when it's rewashed.

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    Gorgeous quilt and I love the colors! I bet the bleed will come out. Good luck.

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    Your quilt is absolutely beautiful :thumbup:

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    This is a gorgeous quilt. I hope you can get the bleed out.

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    It's gorgeous!

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    It gorgeous!

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    That is really beautiful!!! Love the colour and your handwork is amazing!!!

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    It's a gorgeous quilt. Hopefully you can get the color out!

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    That is beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by newestnana
    Last night I finally finished my new grandson's Lakota Star Quilt (his mom is part Native American). I had machine-pieced and hand-quilted it. Washed it in very cold water, to remove the quilting lines I'd drawn...and the dye bled on the star points. Boooooo hooooooo :( I had prewashed and thought all the fabrics were safe. Thanks to this board, I learned that Synthrapol might get the bleed out, but I'm still pretty heartsick.
    Beautiful quilt!! I've been trying to make one and just haven't mastered that 1/4" yet.

    I know this won't help, at this point, but I swear by the dye catcher cloths that you throw in with a quilt when washing it.

    Good luck getting the blue out. And, agreed, your grandson will love it, no matter what!

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    very beautiful quilt

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    I ALWAYS use a Dye Catcher sheet (looks like a dryer sheet) when I wash a completed quilt. (I also use them when I wash new clothes) JUST A WORD OF CAUTION: remove from wash as soon as the cycle is complete. I left a load washing once and went shopping, several hours later when I removed my brand new capri pants the DYE Catcher sheet had actually sucked tooo much dye from the pants where it was touching it and sat for hours.Won't do that again....remove immediately.

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    Very pretty quilt. And it's blue. My favorite color. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaynie
    I ALWAYS use a Dye Catcher sheet (looks like a dryer sheet) when I wash a completed quilt. (I also use them when I wash new clothes) JUST A WORD OF CAUTION: remove from wash as soon as the cycle is complete. I left a load washing once and went shopping, several hours later when I removed my brand new capri pants the DYE Catcher sheet had actually sucked tooo much dye from the pants where it was touching it and sat for hours.Won't do that again....remove immediately.
    Good suggestion and warning. Thanks!

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    It looks amazing either way. I hope you can get it out so you feel better, but I promise you that they will love it either way. With all your wonderfully amazing work and the effort that you put into it who could not love it!?? I would not even have noticed even in the close up. I had to actually look for it after I read it. Keep us updated and again very wonderful job.

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