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I bought some fabric recently of which the colours runs when I washed it - Is there a way the colour can be set?
|Irene B||18/03/2010 14:05:56|
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Welcome to the Forum.
I always wash my fabrics after buying them and before I use them for patchwork projects. Colour always comes out of the fabric especially the darker colours. Once washed, I rinse and rinse in warm water until the colour stops coming out. When it's dry I give the fabric a good press with a hot iron. So far I've not had any colour run, but I always wash at approx 30 degrees.
Hope this helps.
I expect there are others on the Forum who will have good tips to help you.
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Thank you for the tip. The fabrics are bright / dark colours. I'll wash the fabric again and this time I'll keep rinsing. I'll let you know if it works. Many thanks
|rosemary Rosenfeld||19/03/2010 17:52:07|
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Hi , I always add some "colour catchers " to the wash, they DO work and you end up with some interesting coloured pieces which I use as backgrounds for postcards etc.
|Maggi B||19/03/2010 20:06:57|
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I always wash any fabric as soon as I get it home, usually at 40 degrees. If it is hand dyed, like Rosemary, I add colour catchers and have a great collection of colours.
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