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Friday, September 17, 2010

Rust, Plastic Bags and Sunshine

I've started thinking out of the box, and trying some new things. I read about creating new fabric colors from rusty items. So I gave it a try. I was pleased with my first try and I know this will not be my last.

To do this treatment take fabric, your choice, I used whites, but next time I plan to try colors and prints. Soak the fabric in vinegar. Wrap rusty things (anything) in your fabric and then wrap the fabric bundle in a plastic bag. Let it sit in the sun for 2 to 5 days. My items were very rusty, so it took only 1 day. Rinse the fabric in clear water and wash with soap and water. Dry, iron and your ready to start designing. Have a great weekend and Happy Quilting!

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