Here follows a Cautionary Tale.
Seven o'clock Monday morning it went into the washing machine together with all the colour catchers I had. Five of them - a whole packet.
50 minutes later ... Oh dear!
|very darkafter I wash cycle without detergent|
Colour Catchers all dark blue, label dirty grey instead of off-white, yellow stars smudgy.
8 o'clock and the local supermarket doesn't open until 9:30 on Mondays. But when it did I was there. Armed with a new packet of Dylon colour catchers (5 per packet) and two packets of Vanish Colour protectors (20 per packet) I furiously cycled home.
Reloaded the machine with quilt and 5 Vanish protectors.
50 minutes later:
after the second wash cycle
Reloaded the machine with quilt and another 5 Vanish protectors.
50 minutes and 15 colour catching protecting cloths later.
after 3 wash cycles
The last batch of colour protectors were just pale blue, but the label is still grey.
Moral of this tale:
A narrower than usual single-bed-sized quilt with a lot of dark blue batik needs at least 15 colour catching protecting cloths in it's pre-use rinse.
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