But there is nothing I can do about it……
I sewed the binding onto the second lap quilt and finished stitching it down this morning. I put the quilt in the machine to wash it. I even put in synthrapol because this quilt had reds, greens, blacks, and white in it.
I checked the quilt before I threw it in the dryer and it looked fine. About 2/3 of the way through the drying I checked on the quilt and saw that one of the red fabrics ran and one of the green fabrics ran.
I quickly put it back in the washer and washed with synthrapol again. That cleared up the red, but not the green. I soaked it in oxyclean and that cleared up some of the green issues, but not all of them. That green fabric has been in my stash a long time so I have used it before and never had this problem. Or at least I never noticed it before….I guess that is more likely.
I washed it one last time in synthapol and decided to call it a day. This quilt will be washed many times and the green will probably continue to be a thorn in my side. It is only a lap quilt, but it was one I really liked. I liked all the white against the reds, greens, and blacks. I liked making the wonky star blocks and I liked using up a lot of my Christmas stash and my whites and off whites.
It is dry once again and you have to get up close to it to see the greens that have wicked onto the white fabrics. If I had only known I could have thrown this green fabric into the garbage. I hate that manufacturers sell fabric that is not color fast. It makes me really mad considering how much we pay for fabric.
Oh well I am sure I will get over it before long.
What fabric disasters have you had? How did you fix the problem or did you just learn to live with it.
Thanks for reading.