Friday, November 12, 2010

Crazy Quilting Friday


During my trip to Alabama this summer I purchased lots of white trim and I wished I had purchased off white. I love the look of off white better.
Any suggestions on how to dye it.

10 comments:

Pat said...

I'd try a quick tea-dye and see what happens. If you don't leave it in the tea bath for long, it might get just "off" white enough that you will like it better.

Terrie Sandelin said...

I am sure you will get better ideas but for myself, there are times when I want to get off white where I use either tea of coffee to darken it -- but those may get you a little darker than you like. The less time in the brew, though, the less color. Those are such pretty delicate fabrics in your block!

JustCindy said...

I was going to say what Pat said. lol The block is very pretty.

Yvette said...

Just let me wash them. LOL!!! I used to turn all my whites off white until my mother had a lesson for me. ;)

Pat suggestion sounds right on, give it a shot.

Susan said...

I agree...tea dye it!

Teri said...

I think Terrie and Pat have it right with the tea soak. Good luck!

Chris said...

I was told that back in the day, quilters steeped their whites in weak tea to get an antique look. You could try it on a sample and see what happens.

SewCalGal said...

I agree with the tea dye recommendations. But I've also been wanting to try the technique where you stain/paint on areas of the lace. Your lace selection is absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to see what you create with it.

SewCalGal
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Micki said...

I love your laces on that crazy block...just so elegant!
Micki

Carrie P. said...

That block is so pretty with that trim on it.