Monday, January 16, 2012

Dying fabric!

I found these white print fabrics in the clearance room. We had a little time on Saturday, so I dyed them with coffee! Tan Rit dye probably would be better for the fabric, but I do love how they turned out! I may use them in the next Small Quilts Club quilt!


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10 comments:

  1. Those turned out a great color. Will it wash out though? I guess if used in little quilts it's not like they would get washed much!

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  2. I really like the difference, nice idea for brights.

    Debbie

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  3. Love them. Dyeing fabrics is such a great trick!

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  4. Thanks for your comments friends! Coffee stains pretty good, but some would wash out! I think it could be set with vinegar while soaking, but I just put it in for a minute just to see what it would look like! It was a fun transformation! Rit dye would be better for lasting purposes of the fabric!
    Jen.

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  5. Wow... The coffee made such an impact of natural color. I really like it. :)

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  6. They are so pretty! I like the coffee dye - I'm not a big fan of tan rit - I always seem to get a "peachy" effect with it. ~Ann

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  7. I know! I can't wait to make something with them! And yes, Ann, I too have had that peachy effect, and tea makes a yellow effect with my water. Sometimes I mix the two. Cheri Payne has a nice recipe of Instant Tea and coffee in her patterns and in the patterns she has in our magazine!

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  8. Isn't it amazing what a little dye will do!! They look great!

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  9. That is an amazing transformation! I will have to start looking at fabric a different way from now on. I coffee stain muslin,n never thought of "regular" fabric.

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