This project is intended to assist you in making your very own quilt! There is much more to making a quilt than just the simple steps we can give you here...in fact, it can be quite an undertaking. What we hope to illustrate is a method you can use to begin with a clean canvas (white or natural fabric) and create the squares you desire to make a quilt that is entirely your own design.
- 1-3 yards of white cotton or natural cotton fabric, can be various size pieces
- 1 lb Soda Ash Fixer (#FIX1)
- 1 lb Urea (#UREA1)
- 1 Pint Synthrapol (#SYNPT)
- 2-4 8oz Squeeze bottles (#SB8)
- 2-4 2oz Fiber Reactive Procion MX Dyes
- 1 Gallon Plastic Pail (#PP1)
- Color Mixing Cups (#CMC)
- Rubber Gloves (#RG)
- Dust Mask (#DM)
- Apron (#VAP)
- 2-4 Plastic containers of various sizes
- Plastic bags (like the ones you get from the produce section in the supermarket)
- Measuring Teaspoon and Tablespoon
Fun Alternate Techniques:
Try laying your fabric out while damp from soaking in the soda ash on a piece of plastic (like a grocery bag). You can fold it or using your fingers gather in places to create a pattern, then pour your dye over it and cover it with plastic.
Also you can lay the fabric flat or place in a large box, poor dye on it and then sprinkle dry dye powder over it. The results are very cool, the dry dye powder breaks up into the many colors that were used to form it!
Tie-dye is not just for shirts too! Take you damp pre soaked in soda ash fabric and use rubber bans or poly thread to tie it up in any fun manor! You can even use the poly thread the sewn designs it on to the fabric!