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Thank goodness for color catchers!

Old 06-20-2010, 06:46 PM
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I was so afraid to wash this fabric for the backing of my daughter's quilt. She doesn't like pink, flowery, or girlie and I was worried that the apples would turn out pink! The only thing that came out pink are the color catchers.

I threw in 2 color catchers and it worked great!! I washed it on warm wash/cold rinse. Whew!!!
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
I was so afraid to wash this fabric for the backing of my daughter's quilt. She doesn't like pink, flowery, or girlie and I was worried that the apples would turn out pink! The only thing that came out pink are the color catchers.

I threw in 2 color catchers and it worked great!! I washed it on warm wash/cold rinse. Whew!!!
Where do you buy these?
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:50 PM
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I got them at Walgreen's in the laundry section. It's made by Shout, I believe, so they should be widely available. It looks like a box of dryer sheets.
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:52 PM
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I love Color Catchers. I get them in my laundry isle at my local grocery store.
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I'm thinking if they caught that much color in the first wash, there may be a little more loose dye in that fabric. You might consider soaking a scrap and see if it's color-fast now.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:01 PM
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I could wash it again. I left it in the dryer a little longer than I meant to so it's too dry to iron easily.

This is the first time I've used the color catcher so I don't know what's a lot or not. Glad I tried it because I have a bunch of dark red/white fabric for a planned quilt that I will definately use it for.
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Those color catchers are fabulous. I use them everytime I wash a new quilt. I get mine at Walmart. I learned a lesson the hard way.
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here is a link that talks about them

http://www.shoutitout.com/preserve-colors.aspx
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:24 PM
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Wow, those worked great. Look at the pink in the color catcher. It certainly did it's job.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:25 PM
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Hancocks has them too.
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