Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bleed No More!

Remember last week when the red fabric revealed to me that it would bleed?? I normally pre-wash my fabric before cutting into it, but this time I was in a hurry and, and......... well you know the story.

I know that Color Catcher is a very good product to use when washing colors that may bleed. Very interestingly I read a blog post on Forty-Two Quilts which addressed this very issue. If you are in doubt, read Jennifer's post Stop the Bleed. Great food for thought. I always enjoy learning new things, especially from those who have tried other products.

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Hilachas
is celebrating a Birthday giveaway

The Fairy Gardener is giving away 6 half yards of fabric

Creative Chicks
is giving away some delicious vintage sheets

Quilty Giveaways is introducing Little Louise Quilts with a pattern giveaway

And don't forget to sign up for my giveaway here.

Happy Quilting!

16 comments:

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a great tip! I will try this.

Lisa (Michael too in photo ;O) said...

i luv color catchers and throw one in the wash every time i wash a quilt the first time. I would be heart-broken if i had a quilt that bled.

Cathy said...

I love color catchers. I have been using it for years. I prewash all my fabrics. If I make someone a quilt with lots of reds in it I give them a sheet and tell them to use it when they wash it. Nothing worse than giving a quilt and it is ruined in the first washing. Hugs.

Stormy Days said...

Will the color catchers get the red out of the quilt that ran? I've always wondered. Thanks.

Shirleymac said...

Great tip, thanks. Does it take out blood? I was sewing sew fast last week that I caught the edge of my finger in the needle - ouch. Better than Angela who put the needle right though her finger though.

Pat said...

I love Color Catchers' sheets.

Impera_Magna said...

Thanks for these tips... I've bookmarked them for later reference!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Thanks for posting on this. I haven't tried a bleed product...but I have wondered if they really worked.

Allie said...

Thanks for the link to her article - I have to wash those vintage quilt squares before I can use them, and I'm going to use her suggestions, and also get some color catchers!

Kim D. said...

Awe those reds are bad for bleeding, ask me how I know. I use the color catchers quite often and they work well.

Passions and Pursuits said...

I have never tried this product. Will it work on a quilt that was washed and bled?

Val said...

I love to learn so this is a good thing. Thanks for sharing.

Crispy said...

Those Color Catchers are the best invention!! Once upon a time you could get something like them but they looked like terry cloth and were reusable for several washings. I was heartbroken when they quit making them, though the Shout ones work wonderfully.

Crispy

Micki said...

What a great tip...Thanks for telling us!
Micki

Carrie P. said...

I always wash my fabrics first and when they are dark I always throw those in. Pretty cool.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

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