A friend gave me a stack of beautiful batik fat quarters as a Christmas gift. Yesterday, I started working on my June Stars for the TQS BOM and planned to use a couple of the dark green batik fat quarters. I was afraid that they might bleed, so I handwashed them at least five times using my regular laundry detergent. They bled a lot at first and were still bleeding a little after the fifth handwashing. Therefore, I decided not to use them in this quilt after all. If they had been narrow strips like yours, I might have considered handwashing them using a lingerie bag.