Dyeing Another Day


Today I dyed my orange fat quarters for the same project I dyed my green fat quarters for.  I carefully set up my station:


I found these clear lawn trash bags at the commissary and had been taking them to my monthly bee because they were the only thing that would fit the trash cans at the community center.  Now that we moved to another room, I don’t have to bring my own trash bags, these were just extra.  They are perfect “drop cloths” for my counter.  They fit just perfectly on the large end of my island by my kitchen sink.  I found that if I wipe the counter just before and leave it slightly damp, the plastic sticks to the counter just enough to not allow the bag to move much.  I also found that I can stick my little “cheat sheet” for what dye is in each of my bottles, so I am not constantly trying to find my sheet and worrying about it getting to damp or dyed up to read.

I also purchased two sizes of the shaker bottles- six that hold two cups total of liquid and six that hold four cups of dye.  These are great to mix the dye in.  It also allows me to shake the dye up just before using so I can doubly check that it is all dissolved. 

I would also have to say those measuring cups are awesome – I love the angled area that allows you to read the measurement while looking down on it.


Here are my dyes all ready to be mixed into different proportions to become the beautiful fat quarters below:


I took my leftover dyes and poured it on some WOF quarter-yard pieces.  These might become my bindings for the quilt.  I absolutely love the texture on it.


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