At some point, nearly every quilter will face the problem of a bleeding fabric in a finished quilt. Some of us try to minimize this by pre-washing, but there are times when that isn’t possible, like a block of the month club where you only get a few little bits. Other times, pre-washing just didn’t do the trick. It mostly seems to be red/purple fabrics that are the culprits, but other colors can give us fits as well.
Fellow blogger Vicki Welsh on her blog Field Trips in Fiber has done the work of creating a tutorial showing you how to get those bleeds out, and what causes a lot of problems. Find her blog post here.
This is terrific information every quilter should have at their fingertips. Bookmark her page, and download her detailed document so you always have this information ready if you need it.
See the comments section for more on color catchers.