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Old 10-03-2007, 08:36 PM   #101
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What does prepping mean? Sorry, I am still new to CD. Also can we get this thread stickied or is there another way that I can always find it? Great tutorial!

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Old 10-03-2007, 08:41 PM   #102
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What does prepping mean? Sorry, I am still new to CD. Also can we get this thread stickied or is there another way that I can always find it? Great tutorial!
Basically prepping the PF's is washing them in hot a GADZILLION times so they're nice and fluffy and absorbant and ready for use. You don't want to dye brand new, stiff, little PF's...
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Basically prepping the PF's is washing them in hot a GADZILLION times so they're nice and fluffy and absorbant and ready for use. You don't want to dye brand new, stiff, little PF's...
Plus, prefolds that are un-prepped have a lot of chemicals in them that you need to "release" before you try dyeing them. If you don't get rid of all the chemicals, the dye won't take as well. PM me if you have any questions!


Those tie-dyed ones are awesome!! I haven't worked up the courage to do those, yet.
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I have 60 PF's total coming in the mail & this thread has made me soooo excited to dye & embellish them The only thing I am worried about is getting the right color I LOOOVEEE the darker ones.
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I have 60 PF's total coming in the mail & this thread has made me soooo excited to dye & embellish them The only thing I am worried about is getting the right color I LOOOVEEE the darker ones.
If you leave the first batch for about 2 hours, you'll get nice, dark, vibrant colors. Then, you can use your leftover dye-water to get lighter versions.
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I wish those PF's would get here I am soooo wanting to get dye all over the house

I will defintly be leaving them in for 2 hrs & then also doing some lighter colors too

jausten I really dont think you know how EXCITED this How to made me about PF's!
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You all inspired me (or created a monster, the verdict is out on that one!) to do some dying. Here're my results. I got quite a bit of mottling with the first colors that I did. I don't think I agitated them enough for the initial 15 minutes. I do love how the colors came out. The only thing I didn't expect was the second purple batch. I thought they would come out more grey like other people have found, but they came out a true lilac for us. I was hoping for a soft, grey purple. Oh well, the experimentation was half the fun!

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this is a great tutorial!!! I so can't wait to try this out
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Bump... Is this a sticky already?

What a great thread.. Searched and found exactly what I was looking for. Thanks to the OP for this one.
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Bump... Is this a sticky already?

What a great thread.. Searched and found exactly what I was looking for. Thanks to the OP for this one.
I can't make it a sticky, but I'll be happy to PM it to a Mod to see if they'll sticky it.
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