congratulations...the dreaded nine patch is finished! It looks beautiful!I've never used anything for colorfastness, but I know they have tons of products out there...maybe someone else can help
You go girl!! Well done! I would look for a product in the laundry section, some sort of dye magnet. I know they are out there, just can't think of a name.
Shout makes Color Sheets, which come in a box and look like dryer sheets. They absorb excess dye. I prewash now, but I didn't used to, and I've never had a problem with high-quality fabrics.
LOVE this. Love how it turned out. I am really gunning for 9-patches, now. But this is a particularly beautiful interpretation. Thank you so much for sharing.
Very nice 9-patch! I love scrappy quilts. I've heard salt (or was it vinegar) in the rinse stops colours bleeding. Or maybe I've got a hankering for fish and chips...hmmmm....Love your NYC pics - always happy to see scenes from one of my favourite places on earth!
I have never pre-washed my fabrics and I put a cup of salt in the wash with the quilt to prevent bleeding and it has ALWAYS worked. I totally recommend it.
Congrats Victoria, it looks great! I just came across a book at the library called "The Quilters Kitchen" and was wondering if you ever read it...it has recipes in it too...reminded me of you and your two blogs :)
The finished 9 patch quilt top is lovely. Congratulations on getting it done. I use Shout Color Catcher sheets too. They are great and if you have not pre wash your fabrics (like I do) I will use 2 to 3 sheets in the first wash. There are 24 sheets in one box and the box is white with blue. Good luck getting the quilting done.
It's wonderful! I use the Colour Catcher sheets as well when I'm not sure about a fabric colour. It has never failed me.
Wow, the quilt looks great! Congrats on the finish! As far as the color bleeding, I would use a color catcher (you can even use a plain white washcloth) but what I highly recommend is washing the quilt with Synthropol. It's a special soap used for washing hand-dyes and it floats the extra dye out and helps prevent it from 'sticking' to other fabrics in the quilt. I use it to pre-wash all my fabrics now. It's not real cheap, but well worth it. Any good quilt store should carry it
wheee fun. I can't believe how quickly you get things done. amazing. I throw about 10 Color Catchers in the wash and that works.
I use Shout Color Catchers and have always been happy with the results. With the light background I'd throw in 2 or 3.
I've heard that color catchers work well. I don't pre-wash & have never had a problem...
color catchers-nothing like them. James did him laundry-new jeans and grey sweatshirt and white T- all the color was on the CC sheets. Fabulous!!I get them at Stop n Shop oout here.
I have used the color catcher successfully, but on my racecar quilt, it wasn't enough- the red still ran. On the second wash, I threw in a little oxi-clean powder with the color catcher and that did the trick.
It looks great! You beat me to the finish line. I love it.
Shout Color Catchers works miracles, my friend...I am loving this, V, LOVING IT!!!!!
Wow! Happy to see how nice you made this quilt. I also think a color catcher sheet is a rigth solution. nichi
Looks terrific! You did wonderful!
V, it looks great! Congrats! Glad I got to be a part of it.
oh, how i love this quilt! i, too, am smitten by the 9 patch. it's so so good. i LOVE your layout here. nice work!
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