Thursday, February 09, 2017


One of my friends asked what will you do with all the fabric you are dyeing.  Of course it will be used for quilts and maybe  for sewing a few other things.  When using the cotton/poly sheet to dye, there was a hem on three sides since I only tore off part of the sheet to dye.  Once it was out of the wash, the hem was unceremoniously ripped off  of the piece.   The thought was to maybe shred it to use in weaving.  But while watching Netflix, I used a seam ripper and removed all the white poly stitching from it.  Then it was ironed out and trimmed.  I sewed it in strips and chunks and got this:
Suddenly I thought - what about the stars?  Grabbing a few flying geese from an early session I did these layouts.

I did not fill in the corners, but you get the idea.  Don't you think they will work well?  The cut off bits can be re-pieced for an even more interesting center.  This may be one of my weekend projects!

I will be dyeing the rest of that sheet too - waste not, want not!
Here is a picture from my last dye session - I will report on the full session later when I have pictures of the complete cloth.
These are wooden stars from the craft store.  Since the wood was yellow, they absorbed some of the blue dye and became green.  (Hint - this was not a great success as far as leaving nice star shapes. Tune in for the next post to see.)

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Barbara said...

You are so resourceful! Fun stuff.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

That is so cool!! - Messy but cool - LOL - ;))