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Make Your Own Laundry Color Catchers

by Jillee
Someone asked me via email recently if I had made a “homemade” version of those laundry color catcher sheets. I had to admit I hadn’t ever TRIED those before, let alone made my own! I honestly didn’t know what the appeal was. But I’m always open to new ideas…so I looked into it. Turns out ...
  • Slightly Off Quilter

    homemade color catchers --- Absolutely critical for quilters. made with washing soda

  • sharlene swier

    HOMEMADE LAUNDRY COLOR CATCHERS:The color catcher is a piece of white something with soda ash solution dried onto it. Make your own with soda ash, usually sold in swimming pool supply areas of hardware stores. (Grandma called it washing soda.) Just put a tablespoon of the dry soda into a cup of hot water until it dissolves. Put in a yard of white junk fabric, or ratty toweling, and let it become saturated. Let it dry. Cut off a piece and wash it with your bleedable fabric.

  • Jeannie Barker

    DIY Cleaning Products: Make your own laundry color catchers! So SIMPLE!

  • Lynette Thomas

    DIY color catcher. Dissolve 1 C. washing soda in hot water with white fabric pieces. Let dry. Use one or more than one catcher if you have a lot of bleedable fabrics. Fabric mordant attract loose dye molecules. If there are mistakes put the WET pieces thru again w/another color catcher. Yes, it seems weird to use soda ash on dried fabric when soda ash is the main cleaning agent but i think there is a reaction w/H20 and 02 molecule exchanges (plus more washing soda can't hurt).

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