Tips and Tutorials On The 22nd #11 (#TTot22)

Welcome to the 11th edition of Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd. I have two tips to share with you this month. One is on bleeding quilts and the other is on hanging sleeves.

This quilt is going to my niece; I dutifully washed (with color catchers) so it was nice and fresh for her and her guy, and no surprises. SURPRISE!!! It bleed horribly. I searched and found Suzy’s instructions on saving your bleeding quilt.

The magenta pieces were over dyed fabrics I bought years ago. A local quilter over dyed a commercial print to give it a different effect. It was the offending fabric. The shout color catchers were dark purple. The white had a ton of purple on it. I knew there was a way to do this, so I went searching on the internet.

I soaked the quilt in Dawn Ultra and hot water for over a day. The first few hours I refilled the tub quite a few times, 4 to be exact. It worked. All the dye came out. I followed the directions here. Suzy is my hero! Here are her instructions.

Get The Bleed Out:

  1. Tub Time with Dawn Ultra: Run hot water in the tub, add some dawn. Put your quilt in the tub, keep filling until it is entirely covered. Swish around. If there is a lot from the first. Drain and repeat the process.
  2. Refill the tub: I did this about every 2 hours until it looked pretty clear, using more hot water and Dawn. When it runs clear let it sit for the remaining part of 24 hours.
  3. Drain the tub and gently squeeze as much water out.

4. Wash/Dry as usual: I washed (on warm) and dried on warm.

Attach your hanging sleeve by sewing machine!

All good things bear repeating.  Gail Sheppard was complaining on her blog about a group of hanging sleeves she needed to attach – by hand.  I told her to use her  blind hem stitch and she went right to it and posted about it.  I am not going to rewrite my instructions but my tutorial is right here. I will post this in my Tips and Tutorial board, too, but it is on my tutorials tab on my main menu!

Here are the great links last month. I hope to see a few more this month, but we are all busy. There are plenty in the archives to check out. I especially enjoyed The Crafty Quilter’s squaring up of oversized blocks (see link below).

A Finish – Snappy Bags with French Seams
How to square up a quilt block – The Crafty Quilter
How to Build a DIY Floating Frame – The House on Silverado
3 Fun and Easy Halloween crafts for kids.
DIY Tutorial – Easy Fabric Pumpkin

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Tips and Tutorials Menu on this blog
Pinterest Tips and Tutorials Board.

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I am still without my preferred sewing machines, but it is a good month. Thanksgiving has been a favorite holiday as we have celebrated it so many ways. This year is different. This land is not my land; I will read the Thanksgiving Adress on Thanksgiving, and say thank you. Here is one version of it.

Coming Up on the Blog:
OMG – finish
2020 Monthly Color Block – 12/1
Virtual Cookies Exchange & Christmas Blog Hop – 12/4
PID Holiday Gifts To You – 12/6
TGIFF – December 18
#TTot22 – 12/22
Wrap up 2020

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  1. November 22, 2020 / 9:06 AM

    I’m going to have to try that rod pocket idea, once I figure out how to do the blind stitch on my machine – ha!

  2. November 22, 2020 / 12:15 PM

    Hi Kathleen! I love Dawn – it is so versatile and I can get a BIG bottle of it at Sam’s. Success stories like you’ve shared need to be shared throughout blogland. Thanks for the linkup today! I am happy to share the link to the setting triangle size chart. That would have been so handy PRIOR to the guessing game I played just last week. {{Hugs}} and Happy Thanksgiving. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. November 25, 2020 / 1:31 PM

    Have you come across any advice for bleeding of a quilt that has wool batting? I looked and looked and have found nothing much except a little bit on vintage quilts with wool batting… I cannot use anything but cold water. Tried Dawn and it only made it worse, and I’ve had success with Suzy’s method in the past.

  4. November 26, 2020 / 6:03 PM

    I had to share your tip with my daughter in law…. and will definitely have to remember this. Thanks. Happy Thanksgiving

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