Several years ago, I made an appliqued wall hanging with hand dyed fabric. I did prewash the fabric and thought that It was fine to use. The appliques were three dimensional and it was fun to make. After the top was appliqued, I hand quilted it. The quilting pattern was drawn with a blue water soluble marker. When I sprayed water on the piece to remove the marking, the dye crocked all over the white background. I was devastated. Carbona to the rescue. I haven’t found a Carbona product that didn’t do what it said it would. I made a paste with the Carbona crock removal and applied it to the white fabric with a q tip. It took quite a bit of time because I had to make sure that I didn’t touch the colored fabric. It will remove the color. After I removed all the color from the background, I washed the wall hanging with dye catchers and it came out just fine.
I gave it to my Mother and she had it on the wall above her bed in the nursing home. It was one of her favorite pieces. I think of her when I see this wall hanging.
Have a great day and happy quilting.