It’s every quilter’s worst nightmare: you open up the washing machine to pull out your freshly washed creation for the first time, only to find that your reds and purples have bled all over your whites and lights. (Been there, done that!) It’s an awful feeling after putting so much work into a project, but thankfully it’s getting to be more of a thing of the past thanks to color catchers.
These store-bought sheets, found in the laundry aisle, soak up the dye sloshing around in your wash water and keep it from transferring to other fabrics. Having learned my lesson in previous projects, I now put three or four color catchers into my quilt loads when they contain previously unwashed fabrics. And so far, they’ve worked great.
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