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Thread: Tiny crumbs

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    I tea dyed the blocks so the mishmash of fabrics would blend better.

    A mini done with 2" finished crumb blocks
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    This one uses 1 1/2" crumb blocks
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    A 2 1/2" crumb block
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    They are all very nice. Thanks for sharing the tea dye hint to help blend some of the colors.

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    I really do like your crumbs. I haven't been able to say that about all I've seen, but I do like yours. Did you tea dye after the blocks were made? They have a kind of antique look.

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    Very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda B
    I really do like your crumbs. I haven't been able to say that about all I've seen, but I do like yours. Did you tea dye after the blocks were made? They have a kind of antique look.
    Yes I did tea dye, but only the blocks. After dyeing, I dried in the dryer; rinsed with cool water; and dried in the dryer again. I used the suggested strength of 1 Qt hot water and 4 tea bags ( I buy the cheaper brands for this) and let fabrics stay in the water for at least 30 minutes.

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    That's neat!

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    Awesome! Love the tea dyeing idea. Does the color hold up through multiple washings or does it eventually fade out?

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    NIce!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanderingcreek
    Awesome! Love the tea dyeing idea. Does the color hold up through multiple washings or does it eventually fade out?
    I think that it will fade out eventually, but not sure how many times these will be washed:wink:

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    Clever...they are very pretty. Thanks for sharing the tip..I think it could be very useful. I was just thinking, you could maybe use a very light coloured dye, maybe pastel blues or palest pinks to make randoms more cohesive? Hmm...this group always inspires so many ideas!

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