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Thread: Scrappy Jacob's ladder and an almost catastrophe

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    Scrappy Jacob's ladder and an almost catastrophe

    I was asked if I would make a quilt that a local faith-based charity could raffle off. I love scrappy and thought Jacob's Ladder would be appropriate, so I combined the two. I did the quilting myself. I marked the hearts with the blue water-soluble marker and after quilting half of them, decided to spray the quilt so the blue would go away and I could really see the quilting. I almost lost it (my mind) when I got up the next morning and found that every piece of one red fabric ran all over the cream! After a few choice words, I knew that I couldn't do anything about it until I finished the quilting and binding. Then I used Oxy10 gel stain remover on all the color runs, let it sit overnight, and washed it in warm water with 4 color catchers. Halleluiah, every stain came out! The color catchers were all dark burgundy. Just to be on the safe side, I washed it again with 4 more color catchers. Nothing on them this time. I am so happy! The charity will be getting this quilt tomorrow. Sorry that the pictures aren't too clear.
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    The pictures are clear enough to show what a BEAUTIFUL quilt you have made. I am so glad that everything worked out. Hope it makes a lot of money. BrendaK
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    Beautiful quilt and quilting! I hope it raises a lot of money!

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    that is a beautiful scrappy quilt-hopw it raises lots of money
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    Wow, that is a beauty. It turned out great.

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    A beautiful quilt. No one would ever guess that you nearly had a cardiac arrest over it! I have had those moments and then things work out sometimes. A learning experience!

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    What a beautiful quilt. I just love scrappies!!! I've got everything together to make a Jacob's ladder but haven't done it yet. Hope your quilt brings lots of money!!!
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    What a pretty quilt. Glad you could get out the red. It should sell lots of raffle tickets.

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    Love, LOVE, LOVE this quilt! It's beautiful! I really like the scrappy look, I have a similar one that I'd made with my scraps. They just feel so.......quilty. Sounds dumb, I know, but can't think of a better word. This should make a bunch of money for the raffle. Thanks for posting it - - it inspires me to get going on another quilt and use up some of my stash.
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    Oh, it is lovely! You were so smart to figure out how to get the stains out. I will keep that trick in mind. I hope you raise lots of money with this quilt.
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    What a beautiful quilt!

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    beautiful hope they get alot of money for charitry!!!!
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    Beautiful quilt and a Great Save. Thanks for sharing.
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    Beautiful Quilt. Picture is clear enough to see what a good job you've done.

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    It is a beautiful quilt - good luck with your fund raiser

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    Really beautiful! I had the same thing happen with some orange batiks. All I did was spill some water out of a bottle on the quilt and all the orange ran on the white. It is devastating so I'm really glad you got all the red out!
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    This has to go on my scrappy bucket list...I love Jacob's Ladder. Really lovely quilt. I'm impressed that you didn't panic (for long) when the color ran into the white. I'm not sure what I would have done! Lovely work.

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    Beautiful quilt! I hope you raise a bucket load of money, you should with this beauty.
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    Lovely quilt and lovely quilting. I am so glad that your almost disaster was averted. What did we ever do before colour catchers?
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    It is stunning! Hoping you make bundles of cash for the charity!! I've gotten into the habit of washing the reds and darker colors twice in hot and use the color catchers.

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    It's beautiful! Turned out wonderful.

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    Beautiful quilt. I am so glad to know you got the color runs out with Oxi-10 gel. The quilting is beautiful, also. I hope it raises lots of $$.

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    The quilt is very nice. Pretty colors and everything. You did good, and I will know who to call of my colors start running. lol...
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    What a beautiful quilt. I know you will sell lots of tickets.

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    COOL QUILT!! Great job!

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