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Posted on: 6/4/08 2:35 PM
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I always wash my fabrics before cutting and sometimes have several different fabrics that I would like to wash together, assuming they are colorfast. I have found one quick way to determine if the color is NOT fast is to wet a corner of the fabric, rub some soap on it, squeeze it and see if the resulting suds turn color. If it does result in tinting the suds I know that this is one piece that I am definitely going to need to wash separately.

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Winifred said...
Great idea.
6/4/08 6:30 PM
ryansmumAria said...
What a great idea! never thought of that.
6/5/08 12:55 PM
karm said...
excellent tip. remember also that certain colours run only when washed with hot water.
11/17/08 3:34 PM
 
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