I always wash my quilts after they are quilted, label is on and the binding is finished. I was a little suspect of my green label because it bleed a little when I used glue to secure it in place. Thinking that a “color catcher” would be enough, I put Grandma’s Fabric quilt #6 in the wash. Whoa! I pulled it out right away. Took it to the kitchen sink and tried Sunlight bar soap, vinegar … nothing was working and you could literally watch the colour seeping further and further. I did the only thing I could think of: I grabbed a pair of scissors and and cut the label out.
Labels 7-12 were already done – they instantly went into the garbage, along with the offending green fabric.
So now I have some mending to do. The plan is to cut the corner in a triangle shape, unstitch a good inch or so, add backing, batting and the white top. Then, add a new label, quilt it and try to figure out how to join the binding on the corner … I do not want to take miles of binding so that I can have mitred binding. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to do it?
Edit: I was just reading an email from The Quilt Show and it contained a link to Colorways by Vici Welsh … she has tested a few detergents and has found that Dawn Ultra Pure is one of the best to prevent colour running … a little late for me, but something to remember if I suspect a fabric will run.
Hope your quilting does not involve as much re-doing!