Friday, June 10, 2016

Finished Is Better Than Perfect

      No quilting project is perfect but sometimes they are less perfect; however, with numerous UFOs (unfinished objects) a finished project is better than unfinished.  Today I have a project to share.  As I type, it is in the wash with some Synthrapol which will hopefully take out excess red dye.  After I sewed the top together from orphans and scraps, I sprayed a little water to help press seams flat and was surprised when I saw red running onto white.  I ALWAYS prewash my fabric and usually use a dye catcher sheet with reds.  Somehow I had missed that a fabric had a problem.  If you don’t know about Synthrapol, you may be interested in watching this Man Sewing’s Youtube video on it.  


In the wash with Synthrapol I also used 3 Shout Color Catcher sheets. 
I have NEVER  seen so much excess dye when I used these sheets; however, they and synthrapol did the job.  The quilt looks great and ready to give. 

1 comment:

  1. I have never used color catcher sheets. I should try them.
    Finished is better than perfect. I need to finish more things