I can count on this friend... dependable, predictable, gentle, low-maintenance, effective... what? effective? yes:
One of my Hop To It blocks had been doused with ice which had fallen into my purse while in the kitchen at Church. I didn't realize until I got home. The darkest aqua color ran all over the white back ground. (When I photographed it, it just looked like a shadow, so didn't include in post.)
Kathleen, my applique guru advised Oxi Clean. Trusting her implicitly, I bought some. Generally, I use cold water to remove stains, but the directions advised warm to hot. I used warm, adding the recommended quantity of the powder, immersed the whole block in the solution and allowed it to sit for maybe 20 minutes. I rinsed thoroughly (took several times to get the slick feeling out of it.) I hung it to dry. Later, after a thorough inspection, I ironed the block (upside down on top of toweling.) Not even a shadow of the color-run remained. Now, Oxi Clean has the prized place of honor on my cleaning shelf... my new friend and companion. I also like that is does not use harmful bleach, but rather enzymes to do its magic: easier on the fabric and no color fade. I still need to do the research to see how environmentally friendly it is.
And I have learned a lesson. I know there is some debate as to whether one ought to wash fabrics prior to sewing with them. When I buy yardage or fat quarters, I always wash them first, but when I bought kits I have not. Well, I think that is going to change. Now, I think I will sort the fabrics in the kit and then gently soak them in the sink for a bit to see if they run before including them in my project.
A happy ending for me.