One of my favorite things for fabric I find in the laundry aisle at my grocery store. It is a box of Shout Color Catcher. These sheets help me control the possible bleeding of color into surrounding fabrics in quilts. Especially reds and batiks! When I buy new fabric, I take it down to the laundry room and fill a pail with very hot water - just enough to cover the fabric I have to treat. I then add a tsp/yd of Retayne. This sets the color so it will stay the color you buy. I soak the fabric about 20 minutes and then pour the bucket into my washer and wash on the delicate cycle for 4 minutes with mild soap and one of these sheets of Shout. Then I dry the fabric, iron it and put it into my stash. I've done this since my third quilting project (many projects ago) to keep colors from migrating into each other and staining my quilt. And after I finish the quilt, I will wash it one more time with a Shout sheet in the washer.
Now if you have never used these, I'm going to give away a sheet to two lucky commentators who leave a comment to this blog post, and so they can try this niffty product.
Giveaway closes next thursday and I'll draw 2 winners on next friday. Good luck!
ps: I'm in no way affiliated with Shout - hehe.
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