Friday, May 30, 2014

Friday Wrap Up (Are you signed in for the Give Away?)

 It has been a busy week but not as busy as some.  Finding the right balance in the pursuit of "Self Care."  I have been reading the "Language of Flowers" but am not ready to give a book report.  And I haven't seen a movie this week...sooo guess no movie review :( 

Got this email sent by Dario from Aurifil...what is not to love about an Italian who lives for thread! And this Sunday is his if you are on Facebook send him those wishes!

Today, I have for you a testimonial on the Dye Magnet.  I was asked earlier this week about the Dye Magnet and was surprised that every quilter didn't own stock in this company.  You can purchase it at any grocery store.  You throw it in with your laundry or fabrics when washing and it attracts the free floating dye, trapping it!.  

I decided to throw 2 sheets in this load to show you the outcome.  3 yards of dark blue indigo fabric with a bunch of light colored dinner napkins. 

post wash...look at the napkins!  no staining!

Although this photo doesn't show it well the 2 sheets of Dye Magnet were a dark grey! Saves time and fabric!

 Counting down to the Give Away!!! Just click on the link and follow the instructions!  Today, I am going to be stitching away with a couple of friends and hopefully making a dent in my UFO pile!  How about you?!  Have a great weekend and we'll see you back here on Monday!


  1. Hi Anna...I have been quiet in blogland...still not moved back to Canada...procrastinating. Maybe it will be next year...DH is procrastinating more than me. Thanks for the info on Dye Magnet...I will definitely be looking for it the next time I am shopping. Have a wonderful weekend!! Happy stitching, Pauline

  2. Thanks for the great review of the Dye Magnet. I have been using Shout's product "Color Catcher" which I have found works very well too. Wonder which is better? You were very brave to put off-white napkins with blue fabric!! Have a great weekend!!

  3. I also use Shout Colour Catchers as I thought the Woolite Dye Magnet was no longer available. My first use was on a lovely cotton black and white sweater that I had hand washed and the black ran into the white. I was heart broken as it was a favourite sweater. I got some dye catchers threw them and the sweater in to the washer..after all it was a lost cause and then into the dryer and voila now more stains. It is still one of my favourite sweaters.

    One hint...don't buy these products in quilt shops they put the price significantly check out your local market.

  4. I'm a Color Catcher fan too~ they always work for me. :-) I hope to do some sewing this weekend and prep some embroidery... wonder which will actually happen? :-) Have a great weekend!

  5. I'm another one for the Shout Color Catchers. Now that I am living alone, my laundry often has color mixes in it and putting a color catcher in with an "iffy" load is just good insurance for me! I love it when it comes out still white...

  6. Thanks for the info and test run for us! Dye Magnet is on the list! Hope you have a great stitchy weekend!

  7. That is a nice idea, though I haven't had any problem with dyes coming out, since i never wash bright stuff with my stuff. I could care less about their stuff, lol.


  8. have never tried the magnet, would love to with reds, they seem to always run! hope you have a fab. weekend!

  9. Looks like it would be a great addition to my library. Luv your blog