Sunday, March 12, 2023

Public Service Announcement - for Quilt Patch bom - Blue Among the Stars

Public Service Announcement for anybody who did the Quilt Patch (Tecumseh Michigan) block of the month from 2022 - Blue Among the Stars. In a lot of the blocks and in the border fabric (if you bought the finishing kit), QP chose an 1895 saturated dark blue batik. BEWARE - It Runs and Bleeds. I just had a client who successfully washed it - here's the instructions:

1) Wash normally with 5 Shout color catchers; areas of blue dye bleeding onto white areas; (see picture);

2) Wash again. This time with 2 tablespoons with Dawn dish soap and 2/3 cup Oxiclean. plus more color catchers. Double Rinse.
3) 2nd Wash Results - still some bleeding; (see picture 2) 

4) 3rd Wash. Put stain stick on prominent areas of blue dye bleeding. Back into the washer for a 3rd wash. Used 2 tablespoons of Dawn dish washing soap; plus a Gain laundry pod; plus 3 Shout Color Catchers; plus a double rinse;
5) Summary: Washed 3 times with 5 rinse cycles;
6) Results: Finally got most of the fabric dye out of the white areas. (see picture).


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