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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Tip of the week...

I purchased these Shout brand Color Catchers to use when washing new quilts to help keep dark colors from bleeding onto light colors.  They have been in a drawer for a long time.

I recently ordered some long-sleeved tops for fall/winter in darker colors...reds, greens, navy.  A couple of them were navy and white.  I was afraid they might be ruined in their first wash, so I pulled the Color Catchers out of the drawer and put two in washer with a full load of dark clothing (the new tops along with older dark clothing).  

A new color catcher is in the photo above on the left.  The two I washed with this load are on the right.  Quite a difference.  I'm not sure how these work, but they do seem to work.  The fabric of all the clothing came out perfectly with no tinting or bleeding.  Quite happy with this product.

Just drop one in the washer (2 for a large load with quite a few new, unwashed colors), add the laundry and detergent, and wash.  Discard after using.

5 comments:

  1. Interesting, I don't think I've ever heard of these before.

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    1. They're in the regular laundry aisle, but I would never have thought to look for them if I hadn't heard about them from other quilters.

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  2. Quilters use these often when washing quilts for the first time. I haven't tried them myself, but others swear by them... Always good to have them onhand.

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    1. Yes, I bought them for quilts. Too many UFOs instead of finished, so I still had a bunch in the box.

      I’ve never used them on clothes before, because up until I let my hair go natural I used to wear mostly neutrals. The gray/silver looks better with brighter colors. :)

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  3. My mom has used them a good bit, but I've never tried them. One of these days...

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