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!!!