I know that a few weeks ago we were talking about fabric bleeding, I just can't find the topic (sigh- a senior moment?)
some of you might remember my turquoise quilt fiasco. The quilt was made with hand dyed by me turquoise fabric, and some other fabrics that I bought. The turquoise fabric had been washed heavily in Synthrapol before i used it, but when I washed the completed quilt, the dye ran! I washed it about 4 times in total, and it just got worse. One of the colors was a light yellow-orange which was supposed to be part of a triadic color scheme of turquoise, yellow, and fucshia. It turned out kind of a greenish yellow
One of my friends suggested to use a product called Oxiclean, which I have never used before. Right after I bought the Oxiclean, I had a bad curry stain on my work lab jacket (not my curry, unfortunately!). The Oxiclean took that out, so I tried it on this quilt. I soaked it in a basin with hot water and the product, keeping it agitated. I probably did this 8 times. After rinsing it, I laid out the quilt on a table outside to dry, and most of the turquoise staining is gone
The quilt is kind of stiff, but I don't really care since it's a wall quilt. So I feel better now
I'm just reporting, not recommending....... the quilt was a loss anyway so i had nothing to lose by doing this.