Postings and ponderings of a quilting and knitting addict!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Update On Quilt With Dye Runs

I held my breath and put the “Sunflower 9-Patch” quilt in the washing machine with HOT water and Synthropol.  I also threw in a color catcher sheet (Thanks, Allison, for that reminder!)


Long story short… The color runs disappeared from the back of the quilt!!  Truthfully, I’m not LOOKING too closely… it is what it is at this point!  Ignorance is bliss… What you don’t know won’t hurt you… I could go on with more platitudes (that are NOT really true, by-the-way), but let’s just say it is done, and I’ve learned a lesson here.

One thing the hot-water-wash did… it really crinkled up the batting.  My personal preference is for nice, flat quilts.  I love the look of an un-washed quilt, so this crinkling kind of bothers me.  I just keep telling myself this is a USING quilt, and sooner or later it WOULD be washed, so “Get over it, Girl!” 

Mom and Pop will love it, and hopefully use it a lot.  She is notorious for not using things because they are “too nice to use”.   Mom, if you are reading this, PLEASE USE THIS QUILT!  It already has been treated rather roughly in order to get the dye runs out, so nothing you can do to it will hurt it at this point!!

And just as people say, “The check’s in the mail,”  Mom and Pop, your quilt is on its way back to you soon!

Have a wonderfully blessed day today… it’s raining buckets here, I am outdone with Gussy Fay, so I think I will work on bookkeeping today.  Now you KNOW I’m ticked at her if I would rather do bookkeeping than quilt!!!



  1. Gussie will be okay!!!! She is just being a bit tempermental---talk gently, put a nice soft cloth over her to keep out the dust, and after her "check-up" she will be fine---maybe even before! You probably needed a little rest anyway. BTW--I love your quilt. I was once a bit bothered by crinkles, but I am actually starting to like them. It gives a great dimension that wasn't there before the wash!

    Hugs! Have a great day!

  2. I love it just the way it is, an added personality touch. Beautiful creation, Kat.

    Have a beautiful weekend.

    TTFN ~ Marydon

  3. I'm glad you were able to get the color runs out. I used to like my quilts unwashed too, but I'm beginning to like them washed.

    Sorry to hear that poor Gussie Fay is still feeling a bit loopy. Sounds like a trip to the factory is all that will cure the loopiness.


Thank you for visiting! I love comments... so thanks for taking the time to leave one.

Related Posts with Thumbnails