At some time it happens to everyone, they wash something and color runs from one garment or fabric to another. That’s fine if it’s a pair of socks, because replacing socks is not usually a big deal. When you have a quilt that you’ve worked hard on, and you’ve spent hundreds of dollars putting together, a color run can be heart breaking.
Carbona Color Run Remover clearly shows that it “Fixes Color Run Accidents” right on the front of its container. When used as directed, your results may vary, but we wanted to share what happened with one of our customer’s quilts.
Some might say that if you are working with red fabric that you should pre-wash it, and some might say that you should wash your red fabric with a dye magnet. These things may be true, but you could still have a color run, and then you’re hunting for a product that can save the quilt.
This week we had a customer come in who had used Carbona Color Run Remover on her quilt. She had made a Christmas quilt for charity, and was so excited about donating it, until she washed it! Take a look at the before and after pictures:
Before (click to enlarge)
After (click to enlarge)
If you’re going to attempt to use Carbona Color Run Remover, we recommend that you test it on some scrap fabric first. It definitely removes color!