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Bleeding Batiks - looks like egg coloring   General Discussion

Started Apr-8 by Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3); 946 views.
sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Apr-9

That's really scary, Dee!  Were these a major brand like Hoffman or Kauffman?  At their prices, we should expect much better quality.  If you had used all these colors in a quilt without pre-washing, I think they'd all bleed down to a brown, and there would be one unfortunate quilter!

Sue in IL

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Apr-9

I'm willing to bet that those fabrics were created by some eco-friendly outfit that only uses earth-friendly methods and doesn't taint the environment with harsh chemicals.

Pardon my sarcastic attitude but I remember the days when cotton clothing did not fade with one laundering .... 

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Apr-9

I have to remember that.  Memories of your picture should do it.  I haven't pre-soaked any of the batiks I have used. I do wash them with color catchers and luckily have had no issues.

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Apr-9

Judy, black jeans are the worst! I took several pairs of varying ages and grayness and re-dyed them all in one washer load.  They turned out really well, but I'll have to do them all again this fall.

Sue in IL

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Apr-15

So did all of these fabrics eventually stop bleeding?

Are all of them going to be usable in your kit?

yes they did stop.  Actually they only took 3 tries in the soak, not bad.  The red ones for Marion's quilt took 6.

tuckyquilter

From: tuckyquilter

May-11

I know exactly what you mean. I soak all dark purples, reds and blues in super hot water before I wash them.  I had a top I bought that had dark blues and Reds and was of a flimsy gauge type fabric.   This was after the third fresh water rinse.  I think it will be a hand wash item or in washer by itself or with other dark colors.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

May-12

woah....is  any color going to be left???!!!

tuckyquilter

From: tuckyquilter

May-12

Strangely enough, yes, It's gauzy Red/White/Blue patriotic top and thankfully the white remained white.

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