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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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|
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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