I'm so sorry to hear that this happened to you. It seems to occur on some the cottons these days. The dryer balls only soften the fabric. I would try the OxyClean, it works on most fabrics. As a precaution, I wash ALL my quilting fabrics with a colour catcher sheet (Shout or Dr. Breckmanns) or 2 before proceeding to a project. I can't say happy I am that I did. My washer and dryer is the HE drum that uses less water and the colour catcher sheets do a fantastic job. You'll be surprised by the results.
Sorry, this has happened to you. I now use a color catcher sheet by Shout when I think a color will bleed. I also have one of those newer machines, I always use the deep fill water level. I would prefer the older type machines with agitator, soak, and let me choose the water level. I hope you get the spot out. Hugs, Suzanna
I use the deep fill level. Then one day, I took a flashlight and look into the machine and it was not filled anywhere near full. Maybe my machine is defective?
Does your washing machine have a cycle for "bulky/bedding"? If so use that for times when you want the machine to fill up with a lot of water. For the spot, try spritzing with a small amount of oxyclean diluted with water. Hugs. Nan W
Heavens above, well I don’t think I would put a quilt which I presume is handmade in a washing machine. The comes the thought how does one clean it? A interesting question
I don’t have any idea but I do know I don’t like the new washing machines.