Retayne and Synthrapol
A lady told me she will not purchase or make quilts when the fabric has been treated with Retayne. I haven't used it yet, but, I have read that it works well. Her concern was the famaldehyde.
I know from experience that vinegar, salt will wash out the excess dye but will not set the dye so it doesn't bleed. I have also found, from experience lol, that once the quilt is finished and if the fabric bleeds you are pretty much stuck with it as is.
I have read that Synthrapol doesn't always work, that Color Catchers and Dawn Ultra dish detergent works just as well as Synthrapol.
Have you ever had a finshed item bleed and how did you get it out??? Do you feel Retayne is safe to use???
I normally prewash until the water is clear - but that has made some batiks fade.