Saturday, June 19, 2010
Just now when I unpinned my challenge quilt from where it had been drying after I spritzed it and blocked it, this is what I found. It's the back, it does not show on the front, and this is the worst one of two spots where a particular fabric seems to have bled. I tried dabbing it with a solution of Synthropol, but it didn't help and I'm afraid rewetting will make it worse. Any ideas?
I'm feeling a bit ill about this, but unless someone knows what to do, or I think of something, I think I'll just trust to the judges' mercies. The only other way I know right now is to wash the whole thing with Synthrapol, on the assumption that it's ruined and nothing can make it worse.
P.S. Several people on the Dharma website said they had used Synthrapol to remove bleeding from quilts or pieced blocks. So maybe I'll try that. Scary. But I guess the Synthrapol would prevent that nasty fabric from bleeding more, which is what I'm really worried about. I have to bind the quilt first though, so this will be a tense time.