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Old 08-26-2007, 09:45 AM   #11
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You can also take the prefolds out and use the remaining dye in the sink to dye two more prefolds a lighter shade. I did that with mine.
That's what I do too.
Great thread for everyone who wants to dye their PFs! As soon as I have some $ I'll get dye again too!

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Why not dry them in the dryer, after the washing with detergent? If the dye is set, it shouldn't matter, should it?
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I just dyed two last night before I saw this thread. The color came out great, but I dried mine in the dryer and they are kinda rough, hard, and they did not quilt up like they usually do . Please tell me I did not ruin them.
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I just dyed two last night before I saw this thread. The color came out great, but I dried mine in the dryer and they are kinda rough, hard, and they did not quilt up like they usually do . Please tell me I did not ruin them.
Were yours prepped first?

I prepped mine prior to dying, and I hope they stay soft...
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Were yours prepped first?

I prepped mine prior to dying, and I hope they stay soft...
Yes, I had been using them for about 4 months already.
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Re: How To: Dye Using Dylon in Sink

So I first dyed using Rit- and they bled- If I use Dylon- can I wash the colors together or do I need ot worry about bleeding?
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Why not dry them in the dryer, after the washing with detergent? If the dye is set, it shouldn't matter, should it?
I was wondering about that, so I popped them in the dryer after the wash, and they came out great and are more fluffy than the ones I air-dryed. I did prep them first.

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I just dyed two last night before I saw this thread. The color came out great, but I dried mine in the dryer and they are kinda rough, hard, and they did not quilt up like they usually do . Please tell me I did not ruin them.
That is so strange, because the ones that I did put in the dryer fluffed up more than the ones I dried on the drying rack.

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So I first dyed using Rit- and they bled- If I use Dylon- can I wash the colors together or do I need ot worry about bleeding?
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Well, the package says to wash separately the first few times to make sure the color doesn't bleed, but I haven't gotten around to putting any on her, yet. I'll try to remember to come back and post after I've washed the first time.
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Re: How To: Dye Using Dylon in Sink

Well, after a day of dyeing, here are all of them ...

I did 12 Unbleached Indian Prefolds, 3 tees, 4 pairs of socks, and her burp cloths.





As you can see in the 2nd picture, the ones that I didn't put in the dryer (teal and red) are not as fluffy as the rest of them. So I would suggest putting them in the dryer after the wash with detergent.

I would also like to note that I did dry the colors together and had no issues. But I still haven't washed them all together, yet. I may do a couple of burp cloths first to see if the color bleeds.
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This is an awesome thread!
Very informative and the pictures are a great addition hehe

Good job!

I'm totally going to dye my own now - screw looking for Thirsties color pfs lol
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This is an awesome thread!
Very informative and the pictures are a great addition hehe

Good job!

I'm totally going to dye my own now - screw looking for Thirsties color pfs lol
It is definitely easy peasy!

Also wanted to note that I didn't have the stopper in the sink really tight on the orange ones, but I didn't notice until there was only about 1/2" of water in the sink. Eek! But they still dyed up nicely - just not quite as vibrant as they should have been, I guess.
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