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    Default Fixing a colour-bleed on fabric - possible??

    I just washed the blanket I made for my baby & one of the colours bled onto other areas of the blanket. It was washed in cold water so I never expected that to happen. It looks terrible & im so upset

    Is there any way to fix it?

    Also is it likely to happen again/get worse next time its washed? If so, is there a way I can prevent it?

    Its light cotton material with coloured designs on it & I sewed a lining inside.

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    There used to be a product you could buy called "run away" or something similar sounding..it was a sachet of powder that you added to the wash and it fixed the colour that had run onto other fabric.
    Not sure if you can still buy it as I've looked and can't find it anymore. Try googling it, something similar is bound to come up

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    I found a couple of things online that say vinegar or salt water but im not sure if they will work & at this point im really reluctant to wash it again unless I know whatever im using isnt going to make it worse

    I cant find anything like that run away stuff, so far everything ive seen completely removes all the colour from the fabric which obviously I dont want

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    I'm sure runaway is still made, it was by Dylon so perhaps call Spotlight if the supermarket doesn't stock it.

    I got a magazine sample bag a while back that had colour run sheets (rather than a powder) but I think they were intended for attracting loose dye in a mixed load not for treating after.

    Usually salt is used to set dyes so I'd avoid that as it may set the stain.

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    Ok thanks im going to look for that dylon stuff tomorrow.

    And I might get some colour catcher shets so that it hopefully wont happen again

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