Saturday, May 12, 2012
Right now, I have Katie's high school graduation quilt soaking in the washing machine---I'm following instructions from Vickie Welsh to try to remove red dye that leached from the music notes onto the cream background. I had tried everything else I knew to do. You can check out her research at her website, http://vickiwelsh.typepad.com/field_trips_in_fiber/2011/08/color-fastness-of-hand-dyed-fabrics.html. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and said more than one prayer as I poured boiling water into the washing machine this morning to boost my hot water heater's output. I'll let you know how it turns out for me--don't know if this method will work since the quilt had been washed, but it's worth a shot, right?