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Thread: Dying batting, help

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    Junior Member mame13's Avatar
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    Dying batting, help

    I need a black batting for my quilt but cannot find any in the quilt shops where I live,. Has anyone ever dyed batting?
    Thanks

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    You can buy black batting online. From several sources. Fabric.com, Hancock of Paduckah, Keepsake quilting. I am not sure I would want to wrestle a bed size batting , or have a pot/container large enough.

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    Famous longarm quilter Karen Mctavish attempted dying batting and it was a complete disaster for her! She tells about the incident in her book "Elemental Quilting". Don't risk ruining your quilt, buy the black batting on line if you can't find it locally.

    Many places offer on line. If you don't have a credit card, go out and buy a prepaid one that you can use to purchase on line.

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    Connecting Threads has black batting also.
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    Black dye would never wind up turning batting black anyway...just a very dirty gray. Really nasty in every way. It's easy to find online as more and more companies are now making it.
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    I agree, I buy them online!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    You can buy black batting online. From several sources. Fabric.com, Hancock of Paduckah, Keepsake quilting. I am not sure I would want to wrestle a bed size batting , or have a pot/container large enough.
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    Most cotton batting is a cotton/poly blend, and polyester does not take dye. Ghostrider is right, it would end up gray. Not to mention the probability of the dye bleeding for several washes!
    I'm with the rest of the crowd - buy some black batting from an online source.

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    Buy the black, don't waste your time trying to dye it. It will just be gray and you probably won't be happy and you'll still have to buy the black.

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    even JoAnns on line has it. I would not want to even think about dying batting black. What a mess it would be in my house and I would never feel right that it might bleed later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    Famous longarm quilter Karen Mctavish attempted dying batting and it was a complete disaster for her! She tells about the incident in her book "Elemental Quilting". Don't risk ruining your quilt, buy the black batting on line if you can't find it locally.

    Many places offer on line. If you don't have a credit card, go out and buy a prepaid one that you can use to purchase on line.
    Yep, I read that also. I found black batting online f rom Connecting Threads I believe.
    Wendy

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    It's available at http://www.threadsoftimefab.com
    If no one ever experimented we'd all still be making 4 patches.

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    Great question! I lucked out and found some at JoAnns (bought all they had).
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    I would be more apt to purchase black batting then to dye it, because- what if you wash your quilt, and it bleeds?
    and it would really be a hassle if you are doing a large quilt. THen theres the expense of the dye, and having somewhere-
    something to put the batting in, like a utility tub, or a bath tub, then you have to clean out the tub..black batting isnt that hard to find- if you know where to look. Try www.connectingthreads.com, or www.nancysnotions.com or even just www.ask.com, just ask where you can buy black batting..piece of cake!
    katz

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    I saw some dyed with rit dye on quilting arts a few weeks ago it is on youtube i'll go get you the addy
    here it is I did some fabric but havn't tried batting
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egaCOUtyszk

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