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November 18th, 2007, 09:18 AM
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dying my prefolds lol. i bought 4 different dylon packs to try and i'm going to go get more today so i can finish dying my prefolds in different colors. i've got 13 prefolds left to dye and i will finish them off probably next weekend. dh has banned me from buying anymore dipes until after the holidays so this is my little bit of diaper happiness
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November 18th, 2007, 09:23 AM
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lets see some pics of those dyed prefolds
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November 18th, 2007, 09:35 AM
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i'll post pics in a little while. dh and i have to run to the grocery store and joanns and then i'll post up the pictures.
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November 18th, 2007, 02:16 PM
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I have unbleached prefolds so I dont think I can dye them? But I have 6 white dappi fitteds that were super cheap so maybe I should try to dye those.

How do you do it?
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November 18th, 2007, 02:23 PM
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I have unbleached prefolds so I dont think I can dye them? But I have 6 white dappi fitteds that were super cheap so maybe I should try to dye those.

How do you do it?[/b]
i have unbleached to and they dyed perfectly! i get some dylon from Joann's but they also sell it at Walmart and probably other craft stores. here's the instructions from diaper swappers:

Begin with Dylon dye and salt

You want your items to be damp (I ran them through a prewash cycle)

Add Dylon dye to 4 cups WARM water

Stir until all of the dye powder is dissolved

Run WARM water into the sink or another container (enough to cover the
items you are dyeing)

Add 4 tablespoons salt and stir to dissolve

Add diluted dye and stir

Add whatever you are dyeing (1/2-lb per packet of dye)

Keep stirring it for 15 minutes

Then, you can let it sit for an additional 45 minutes

Keep up with how long you need to leave them in for!

Every once in a while, give it a whirl (I found it's easiest to just
do it with your hands, but remember to wear rubber gloves)

When the hour is done, drain the sink. Or take your items out and dye
more items a lighter shade of that same color.

Rinse with COLD water until the water runs clear

Then, run them through a wash cycle on hot with detergent

Dry in dryer
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November 18th, 2007, 03:31 PM
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haha I love dying my prefolds too!! DH was laughing at me though, I dyed some yellow ( which look really good ) but he thought the idea of something that gets peed on being yellow was funny.
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November 18th, 2007, 03:41 PM
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haha I love dying my prefolds too!! DH was laughing at me though, I dyed some yellow ( which look really good ) but he thought the idea of something that gets peed on being yellow was funny.[/b]
my husband said the same thing. i could dye them any color but brown and yellow it was funny
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November 18th, 2007, 04:05 PM
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Oooh! I am totally going to be dying prefolds now
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November 18th, 2007, 11:46 PM
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Thank you!!! I cant wait to try it!!!!

I am taking a crochetig class at Joanns tomorrow so I will pick up some dye too. Hopefully I make good money tomorrow because there is a bunch of stuff I want to buy there now!
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November 21st, 2007, 12:33 PM
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o yeah i dyed my prefolds when we first started CDing over a year ago, and i absolutely love them dyed!! so much more fun! i left a few white cause i had a feeling if we ever got prego and i had a girl i would want to dye a few pink and purple, and im glad i did that!!

i always pick up the dylon when it's on sale too so i have a stash to start dying kairi's with, i just need a new bucket to do it in cause my pots are too nice and my new sink is white porcelin.
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November 21st, 2007, 06:51 PM
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o yeah i dyed my prefolds when we first started CDing over a year ago, and i absolutely love them dyed!! so much more fun! i left a few white cause i had a feeling if we ever got prego and i had a girl i would want to dye a few pink and purple, and im glad i did that!!

i always pick up the dylon when it's on sale too so i have a stash to start dying kairi's with, i just need a new bucket to do it in cause my pots are too nice and my new sink is white porcelin.[/b]
yeah i got a couple of like 10 qt. buckets at target for like $3 each. they are great and perfect for dying!!
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