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Old 02-24-2011, 07:51
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Default Re: Vinegar Before Baking?

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Originally Posted by BlueGoose View Post
It makes sense because vinegar is used to set dye. When using some fabrics for quilts you use a vinegar bath to set the dye so when the quilt is made and washed the colors won't bleed.
Interesting.... I had to google it after your comment. Here was an article on setting dye: http://www.ehow.com/how_2068286_set-dye.html but it says it only works in natural fibers (and it includes salt!)

I also found this info interesting: http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/FAQ/settingdye.shtml which says salt will prevent the fabric from repelling the dye.

I wonder if salt in with your vinegar/ water mixture would decrease risk for color transfer...
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