Bitter tears of regret have been flowing through my sewing room because the worst has happened: I washed a just-completed mini quilt and it ran, ran, ran. Argh! Even with a Color Catcher in the wash cycle, that darned red dye slid over to its neighbor like gravy on the meatloaf special plate at a greasy spoon — double argh!
Remember when you were learning how to quilt and your mentor recommended pre-washing fabric? Pffttt, I could never be bothered with that, now could I???
What do I do now?
I purchased an Oxiclean product with the intention of using it to spot-clean the bleed.
Have you tried this product before? How did it work for you? I suppose I should just try it, since I can’t ruin my little project any more than it currently is…<sob>
For future reference, Cindy says that she always uses two Color Catchers per load. Who knew that trick?
BTW, I think I’ve learned my lesson. I was working on my carrots pattern last night. But before I started sewing, I threw the fabric (scraps and all) in the washing machine with 2 Color Catchers.