Colorfast Fabrics

You  want to use fabrics that are colorfast in your quilt.  If the dye in a fabric runs when you wash it, your whole quilt could be ruined.  I recommend washing all your fabrics before you begin (or at least soaking them in warm water to see if they run).  If you notice color in the washing/soaking water then the fabric dye is not colorfast.  Sometimes you can correct this by placing the fabric and 2 cupfuls of white vinegar into a sink full of hot water.  After about 30 minutes rinse the fabric.  Place the fabric into a sink of warm water and see if any dye is released.  If the fabric continues to ‘bleed’ (release dye) then don’t use it in your project.

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