Colors Running on a Quilt
by Bea Mohsinger
(Boynton Beach, Fl)
I prewash my fabric before I sew my quilts, so I was surprised to see that the color from the red fabric in the quilt I had on the back of my couch has run in several places. It happened when rain came through an open window.
How can I safely remove the red from the lighter fabrics? I am afraid to put it in the wash because I worry that the rest of the quilt will also run.
Red dyes have enormous "staying" power. So, don't blame yourself. Here's a few products that other quilters use to remove dyes. I know you don't want to wash your quilt again, but that's how these products work. Good luck!
- Woolite Dye Magnet
- Shout Color Catcher
- Rit Color Remover
- Carbona Color Run Remover
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