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August 7, 2018 | Other Quilty Stuff, Quilting How-To|
A Common Dishwashing Liquid Can Remove Migrating Dye!
Have you ever finished a quilt only to have it bleed in the wash? While the first impulse is to panic, don’t worry. Dawn dishwashing liquid can usually remove the migrated dye.
One year while putting her holiday decorations away Julie Cefalu from The Crafty Quilter discovered that her lovely red and white tree skirt had bled from spilled water. Fortunately, she remembered an article from Suzy Quilts that provided the solution.
Julie soaked her tree skirt in Dawn dishwashing liquid according to Suzie’s instructions. All of the migrated dye was removed.
If you try Dawn and it doesn’t completely remove the stain, visit our “What to Do if Your Quilt Bleeds” article. Follow the links for more in depth suggestions.
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Thanks Suzy! My queen sized black white and red quilt was PINK! Dirty pink! 3 cycles in the bathtub of soaking with 1/2 c dawn then putting it in the washer did the trick. Sorry I didn’t take a before pic, but I was devastated!