I needed to wash a quilt. (We have a puppy.) I knew it would be a night mare to wash, as just a small spill, a long time ago caused mega bleeding. I have hung it in the breeze and have had it 'dry cleaned' But I am not a fan of 'dry cleaning' So I washed it my regular way, cold water, gentle cycle. I used three sheets of "Shout" brand colour catcher, one more then recommended in the instructions. I am well pleased with the result. The picture tells it all...that is a lot of loose colour they caught.