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Joni Posted: Wed, Mar 2 2011 12:41 PM

Has anyone used these sheets?  What is your success rate?  What colors?  What brand do you use, or what brand was not successful?

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Nana replied on Wed, Mar 2 2011 1:04 PM

Joni

I haven't used them but have heard lots of good things about them.  Good luck.

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I haven't used these but the name that comes to mind as to seeing mentioned the most is "color catchers"  I don't know if that is an actual brand name or just something that everyone calls these things. 

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Joni--the sheets work great, especially on red and deep-colored fabrics. I made a quilt for my niece and then washed it (without prewashing the fabrics first) and used this and it really worked on grabbing the reds! I think it was the Shout brand.

 

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Joni replied on Wed, Mar 2 2011 5:27 PM

Fantastic, now I can go out and purchase the correct brand with much confidence!  Thank You !

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Joni--

Here's another "thumbs up" for Shout Color Catchers!  I use them all the time for colors I'm unsure of and haven't been disappointed yet.

 

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Joy replied on Thu, Mar 24 2011 7:25 AM

I've never heard of Shout Color Catchers but have been looking at different products because I stopped pre-washing my fabric and I have 2 quilts I'm finishing with white backgrounds and darker color blocks. Where can I purchase?

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Marie replied on Thu, Mar 24 2011 7:39 AM

Joy, in the laundry isle of any super market or Walmart.

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Joy replied on Thu, Mar 24 2011 8:21 AM

Thank you! I will check today!

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I have used 'Color Catcher' by Shout successfully.  All colors.   However, if you have a front load washer you may want ot consider safety pinning the sheet to the quilt or garmet.  I did not do this and ended up with the sheet clogged in my machine drain.

Oh, one more thing.  I have only used the color catchers in cold water. 

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countryladyquilts:
Oh, one more thing.  I have only used the color catchers in cold water. 

They work great at any temperature.

 

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Kate replied on Wed, Apr 27 2011 9:08 AM

Oh this tip is fabulous!  I can remember learning in my high school art class that REDS are most likely to fade and to run.

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Adele replied on Wed, Apr 27 2011 9:21 AM

ooooooh, I'm going to have to get me some. great tip thanks so much.

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