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Old 09-18-2006, 08:26 AM   #1
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*Update at bottom*NO one use Rit dye to dye PF's

I used Rit dye yesterday to dye some of my PF's. I just really wanted to have some color for DD.

I did 4 Preemie PF's and 2 Regular sized ones. It was a little too much fabric for one package of dye so the regular sized ones came our with some light patches but still look cool.

Anyway after washing 2 times, once with a warm wash once with a Hot wash. And machine rinising 5 times, once with vinegar, once with salt, and hand rinsing 4 times for about 20 mins each time they are still not running clear.

ARGH!! I'm beginning to wonder if they ever will. I just don't want to put them on DD and have them dye her bum and clothes.

It seems like this last wash MIGHT have helped some and it might be close to running clear but I put a white wash cloth in with the PF's to see how it woudl turn out and it is BRIGHT pink. I have also been running some of my flats, 8 of them, with the PF since the beginning and they are a BEAUTIFUL shade of pink now. LOL

I just hope they eventually run clear so I can use them. I hope I didn't ruin them. I have to say they are looking kind of well warn now too and they were only just over a month old when I did them now they are a little bally from all the washing and rinsing.

This sucks! I'm not doing anymore, taking the other 3 packages back.

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Old 09-18-2006, 08:29 AM   #2
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Re: NO one use Rit dye to dye PF's

sorry to hear of your dilemma mama but dylon dye is much better for dyeing prefolds if you are unable to get Dharma's dyes.

maybe dry them inbetween washing?
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:33 AM   #3
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sorry to hear of your dilemma mama but dylon dye is much better for dyeing prefolds if you are unable to get Dharma's dyes.

maybe dry them inbetween washing?

The only dye they had here at Walmart in Canada, at least my Walmart, was the Rit dye.

I am going to take the packs back that I have and try Michaels here to see if they have anything different.

Otherwise whenever I get to the US next, which I am not sure when that will be but my MIL will probably be over this week she lives in Windsor, I will have her pick some up for me.

I'll try drying between, I did the first time and now this last time they are in the dryer maybe that will help.
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Re: NO one use Rit dye to dye PF's

I have a bunch of PF on the way- i was thinking about picking up a kit at Wal-Mart.. I don't know if they have dylon, but I saw one called rainbow rock.
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Unfortunatly, RIT dye does stink. It will run and run and run. Someday, they will stop running though--and on that day, go and get you some Dylon dye (still available at WAlmart.. just in the craft section.. not in the laundry section) and dye over all that pink. I've dyed plenty of color things with my Dylon--it's always kind of a color-wheel guessing game (if you have something that's yellow and you put it in with blue dye you'll get green) but, it's better than everything being one color. Good luck.
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RAinbow Rock is usually RIGHT BY the Dylon dyes in the craft section. Rainbow ROck usually comes in a box that's advertised as a tie-dye kit (but you can always use it to dip-dye, like with RIT or Dylon). Dylon comes in little packets.. not boxes like RIT. I know Michael's has both of the dyes as well.
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Re: NO one use Rit dye to dye PF's

I actually asked the lady in the fabric craft department at our Walmart if they had any fabric dye, because I couldn't find any, and she said the only one they have is the Rit dye and it's in with the laundry stuff.

I looked all over the craft fabric dept and they didn't have anything else.

I'm hoping Michaels will.
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Re: NO one use Rit dye to dye PF's

Oh I forgot about Rainbow Rock ..that is actually what we have too! LOL

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Okay I think I will look for the Rainbow Rock kit then and the Dylon Dye. Going to check Michaels first since it is only down the street from me, and then I will check out a fabric store like Fabricland they would likely have it also.


I just really want some color in my life. LOL

Thanks everyone.

Now if I can get these PF's to stop running......Guess I'm washing all day.
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Re: NO one use Rit dye to dye PF's

I live in Michigan and I had to check 4 stores before I finally found the dye. So it could just be that your Walmart doesn't carry it, so check a different one.
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