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Thread: I dyed a quilt today

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    Pretty quilt!

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    Very nice quilt. It has that antique look.

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    There's always a way to "fix" it, glad you like it. I've tea dyed fabric before but certainly not a whole quilt, you were brave.

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    Beautiful!

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    What a great idea and a wonderful quilt! Reminds me of the first quilt I ever made!!

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    Nice, do you have the before pic? :thumbup:

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    Oh, I really like this quilt.

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    great idea!!!

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    you sure are gutsy!!!

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    Pretty.

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    Super idea and it beautiful. It will be well loved for sure!

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    This looks great. Now I know what to do with a couple of my quilts that are a little to white for my taste. Thanks for sharing.

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    excellent idea, very nice quilt :)

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    Very very nice

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    How did you do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryStoaks
    This past week I made this quilt for my nephew, he wanted one like my mom used to make in the 60s. It just looked so bright that I couldn't send it to him, I didn't like it. This morning I dyed it with Tan Rit Dye in my washing machine. Now it is toned down and I like it better, I hope he does too.
    How cool...Great job!!!

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    Looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeknapp
    How did you do that?
    I filled the washing machine with hot water. then dumped in a bottle of Tan Rit Dye and two cups of salt and mixed it well to disolve the salt (big long spoon). Then put in the quilt and set the machine to wash on the longest setting (16 minutes on mine), I reset the wash setting twice so it stayed in the dye for 30 minutes. Then let the machine finish the rinse and I dried it on cotton in the dryer.

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    Great way to "age" a quilt. I saw a magazine article once where they used the tan Rit dye to age ticking fabric. Also they used bleach on some ticking to get a vintage look.

    You were very brave to do this to a quilt! Glad to know that this works.

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    That is so neat! I love the way it toned the colors down, just a bit, but they are still bright. Know he will love it.

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    Pretty brave thing to do.

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    I think that is a great idea. I've heard of giving fabric a tea-bath but think this would work much better. ♥

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    Very nice. I'm sure he will be pleased with it!

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    It loooks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnemily
    It looks great!! I'd love to see a "before" picture!
    me too

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