And this color is usually the culprit.
See those sweet little doves?
just to see what would happen.
I usually throw one of these color catchers in with any quilt I’m washing for the first time as an insurance policy. I’ve even used it to clean-up a quilt that did bleed after the first wash (thanks to those same little doves!) and it made a big difference. They’re available in the laundry aisle at your grocery store and worth every penny. (And no, they did not pay me to say this, although that would have been nice.)
Any other good fabric-washing-tips? I think this can be a topic that sparks hot debate among quilters, but since we all mourn the ruination of a pretty quilt, feel free to share what works best for you.
PS I almost couldn’t resist using another 80’s classic to title this post, but didn’t want anyone to have Tears for Fears stuck in their head all day.
Okay that’s all.
Most of their solids were Kona. (Woot!)
(Although some orange and green
has already been used in the Ireland quilt.)
I don’t know whether to be embarrassed or giddy.
Some of both, but leaning heavily on the giddy side.
originally poste March 2010