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Old 09-03-2006, 03:43 PM   #1
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Ok, I dye 6 of my prefolds today. Rinsied till clear wash on cold once and then was going to wash once with soda ash. But then I read at Mother.com that you are supposed to wash with soda ash first. Is this right. Did I just ruin my diapers and waste the whole day.

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Re: supposed to use soda ash first before dye. Did I just ruin my diapers?

YOu can also do it afterward. But wait and get some opnions form more experienced mommas. I don't think you ruined them...
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Re: supposed to use soda ash first before dye. Did I just ruin my diapers?

did u use dylon dyes? if so then u dont need soda ash. all mine have tried out great
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Re: supposed to use soda ash first before dye. Did I just ruin my diapers?

Yes, I used dylon dye. I'm just afraid of her bum turning colors when wet. Will this happen if I don't use the soda ash.
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I've dyed all my prefolds using dylon and never used soda ash and dd's bottom has never turned colors. Just make sure and rinse them well and you'll be fine.
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what is soda ash?
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Re: supposed to use soda ash first before dye. Did I just ruin my diapers?

We did some prefolds with Dylon and they turned out great. No soda ash here. Just did it like the instructions on the packet said.
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what is soda ash?
It's the same as Washing Soda, which is a laundry additive, but in the dyeing process (using fiber reactive dyes) it acts as a fixer.
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Some people do it before and after, it just depends on the dyes and instructions. I only do it before I put the dyes on the fabric.
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