I normally pre-wash my larger pieces of fabric. In the past I always would pre-wash my red fabrics, as they do tend to bleed, but one time I was in a hurry and lived to regret it.
Case in point. I am gathering up fabric for the red and white quilt.
This time I threw a color catcher into the wash load with these red fabrics.
WOW! What a deep shade of pink.
Feeling this was a lot of dye that was released from the fabric, I decided I would run the reds through another load.
Yep, color catcher gave me another lovely sheet of pinks.
So next time you use reds in your quilt, do you think you would pre-wash the fabric, or take the chance??
Check out this informative YouTube by Weeks Ringle.