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Thread: Snow-dyed baby quilt

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    Snow-dyed baby quilt

    I snow-dyed some fabric a couple of weeks ago and just finished this baby quilt with the results. The dyed fabric is permanent and completely safe using professional products.
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    I started with
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    And here's the finished fabric...
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    I found some cute Disney fabric for the back and it all came together nicely.
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    I love it, since we don't get snow I've done it with shaving cream.

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    We don't get snow very often, so I use ice cubes from my refrigerator too. You don't even have to crush it, just put ice on the fabric and sprinkle the dye over that. Works great. The fabric color is a bit more intense than with the snow, but it works great. I'll see if I can dig up a piece of ice-dyed fabric and post that here.

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    That's kool. What is the process? Is there a formula? Would love to hear more about this. BrendaK
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    very nicely done. i always found snow dyeing fascinating
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    BrendaK, I posted a little tutorial over on QB's Facebook page. Do you like us on FB? If not, I can do a tutorial over here too.

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    Love your fabric! This is the first time since I moved away from the snow belt back east (40 years ago) that I miss snow!
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    beautiful. we have snow. I should try it. great job.
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    The snow dying is so fun. Thanks for showing your set up. Love the quilt.
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    Very pretty. I really like to do the ice cube dying and low immersion dying myself. It's fun to see what comes out as long as I don't have a particular color in mind. I've used prepared for dying fabric but also muslin. It can be messy but a lot of fun too.
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    elly66, I use Kona cotton. I get the 108" bolt ends at Hancocks of Paducah at a discount and wash it in hot water. Works great.

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    I would "like QB" if I knew how. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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    Quote Originally Posted by melodyr View Post
    BrendaK, I posted a little tutorial over on QB's Facebook page. Do you like us on FB? If not, I can do a tutorial over here too.

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    What a great job you did!

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    Please do a tutorial here

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy of 6 View Post
    I would "like QB" if I knew how. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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    Lovely quilt and interesting method. Will have to follow and see how it's done!
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    That is just so pretty. I have never heard of doing it like this.

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    Very interesting concept. I should try it. You quilters amaze me constantly.

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    Wow now I hear about snow dye just as the last bits are M E L T I N G! Happy dance here. Think I'll try it with refrigerator ice. Bye Bye snow.

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    Here's the Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/QuiltingBoard?ref=bookmarks

    I'll put together a tutorial with refrigerator ice and post it here too...it will be a few days, but I'll get it posted and a link here.

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    In the summer (or areas without snow) you could always grab some zamboni snow if you have a skating arena in your area.
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    Great end product

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