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zoetc49 Posted: Mon, Jul 15 2013 10:55 PM

I bought fabric for curtains today and the care of it said it might crock, which means it can rub off on other items. if I spray it with Scotchgard, will this prevent this. The fabric is cotton and said to dry clean only.  

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Nana replied on Tue, Jul 16 2013 12:01 AM

I don't know the answer to this one.   Don't think I have ever seen this before.

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Is there a way to contact the manufacturer of the fabric to ask them?

 

 

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Julienne replied on Tue, Jul 16 2013 7:40 AM

The only other thing I can think of is to ask either a Dry Cleaner or ask a local Quilting shop. They may have dealt with this before. Putting something on the fabric could discolor it. 

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Sukochi replied on Tue, Jul 16 2013 7:55 AM

If you know the name of the manufacturer of the fabric, I would contact them.

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zoetc49 replied on Tue, Jul 16 2013 3:38 PM

Thank you for your suggestions. I had not thought to call the manufacture, but I did and they were no help. They told me to call Jo Ann's, so I did that . The girl there offered suggestions, like to take a sample of the fabric and put the water protector on it and then ask a dry cleaners to see if the dye will run.

I did write to a cleaners and they said that the water protector will not protect it from " crocking"..I will say, I don't like that word. Can't they call it something else?

Thanks for the help here. I will enjoy the drapes for as long as I can when they get made and just hope that they will get cared for later.  

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Joni replied on Tue, Jul 16 2013 6:49 PM

That is so strange...never heard of a cotton that had to be dry cleaned.  Strange indeed.

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Very interesting. This seems to happen to over dyed fabrics. It is just the bleeding of color. Wash in cold water with a dye catcher. Don't wash with anything else. See this link. It has a pop up for an iPad app (if you use an iPad) but just click no and it goes right to the thread about cotton crocking. Interesting!  

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Oops, forgot the link. http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php?topic=12012.0


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Sukochi replied on Fri, Jul 26 2013 6:49 AM

That a crock! :)

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