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Prewashing fabric

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Frances
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Prewashing fabric

Postby Frances » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:06 pm

I've ordered colour catchers but they're not here and I want to sew tomorrow as I have a clear day to crack on with my work wardrobe.

I have three different colours of cotton interlock - brown (already prewashed once), plum and teal. If I bung them in together at 40 degrees is it likely that they'll run into each other?

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Re: Prewashing fabric

Postby Rae » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:58 pm

Frances wrote:I've ordered colour catchers but they're not here and I want to sew tomorrow as I have a clear day to crack on with my work wardrobe.

I have three different colours of cotton interlock - brown (already prewashed once), plum and teal. If I bung them in together at 40 degrees is it likely that they'll run into each other?


Are they the Tissu interlocks? If they are then I wouldn't - there have been really bad problems with the brown since last August at least. I have had brown that has had to been returned to them after it was still running colour after 10 washes. If you have the vend interlocks, then I would say that you should be able to get away with it, their fabrics are a lot better.

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Re: Prewashing fabric

Postby Frances » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:08 pm

Rae wrote:
Frances wrote:I've ordered colour catchers but they're not here and I want to sew tomorrow as I have a clear day to crack on with my work wardrobe.

I have three different colours of cotton interlock - brown (already prewashed once), plum and teal. If I bung them in together at 40 degrees is it likely that they'll run into each other?


Are they the Tissu interlocks? If they are then I wouldn't - there have been really bad problems with the brown since last August at least. I have had brown that has had to been returned to them after it was still running colour after 10 washes. If you have the vend interlocks, then I would say that you should be able to get away with it, their fabrics are a lot better.


Thanks Rae, funnily enough the brown is Tissu and I decided to put it in on its own - three washes later I gave up as it was still bleeding colour...I've emailed them but they haven't got back to me :-?

The others were from Vend, I risked them together and there was no colour bleed at all :D

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Re: Prewashing fabric

Postby Rae » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:03 pm

Frances wrote:Thanks Rae, funnily enough the brown is Tissu and I decided to put it in on its own - three washes later I gave up as it was still bleeding colour...I've emailed them but they haven't got back to me :-?

The others were from Vend, I risked them together and there was no colour bleed at all :D

complain to them about it. They really haveknown about this problem for some time and I know a lot of people who have complained and been refunded from them for their plain fabrics that bleed a lot of colour.


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