Remember this post about my disaster with blue bleeding into the white parts of my quilt? I looked everywhere for Color Catchers, but they just don't seem to be available in Canada. Then, the other day at the grocery store, I found these.
Maybe my search is over. What do you think? One of each came home, so I could them a try. First up, one of the colour collectors (hmm, I just noticed that spelling. Do you think it's made in Canada?). Tossed it into the laundry with a bright green piece of fabric. I didn't really expect the green to run, but I thought it would be an interesting experiment anyway. Trouble is - the sheet never came back out of the washer. What the heck? I searched the washer. Carefully inspected and ironed all the fabric. Double checked the dryer. Nothing. Uh oh. I have absolutely no idea where this went - I have to assume it was so small and light that it washed down the drain with the water. Is that even possible? And if so, is it going to clog my pipes? Jury's out on this one for now.
Then I tried the Colour Run Repair. I thought my earlier treatment with OxyClean had fixed the problem, until I saw the quilt in the natural light at the fabric store. I could still see the bleed, in the areas that had been the worst hit. So, I ran it through, following the directions on the box. And despite the quilt having been through 3 washes and 2 drying cycles earlier, this did indeed remove more of the colour from the white areas. And the blues are still sparkling blue. So, I think this one's a win. And I'll be heading back to the grocery store this week to pick up another box or two, to keep on hand for future disasters. If nothing else, being prepared should ensure this never happens again, right?