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Thread: I dyed a quilt today

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    Super Member MaryStoaks's Avatar
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    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.

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    It looks great!! I'd love to see a "before" picture!

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    Beautiful!

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    I think it looks great. Would love to see it before.

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    What and interesting idea with beautiful results. The quilt is beautiful.

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    I didn't take a before picture, but it was very bright!

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    Very nice :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    you did a great job of "antiquing" the quilt. Good idea.

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    What a great idea!!! Glad it worked! I would have never thought of dying a quilt.

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    Don't think I would have ever thought of dyeing a whole quilt. Good job.

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    neat looks good

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    It certainly looks good now.

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    Very nice.

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    Looks like a tea dye..softens very nicely. Great looking quilt. You did a super job!

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    Does look "vintage" now. Very pretty!!

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    It looks really nice!!!

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    Looks lovely...I love brights but this looks great. I have never thought of dyeing a whole quilt, but you've proved it can be done with excellent results.

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    It looks great. I would not have thought of using dye. I have used a light bleach bath to tone down fabrics in the past. I think I will remember the dye for next time.

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    What a great idea. I actually have a quilt with more white than I care for. I know it won't stay crisp white looking for long. The tan die might be perfect.

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    Perfect, looks great

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    Perfect, looks great

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    Love it! Great work!
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    You are a brave women. I never ... would have attempted this.
    The results are really nice. Again my hats off on the shear bravery of this.

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    Even though a before picture would have been nice, I really hope he like this one too because it looks like an antique. Great job. (I would have been nervous dying a quilt.)

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    Good job..would have like to see before / after

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