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  1. LockShockBarrel

    LockShockBarrel Pudge controls the weather.

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    Really if you're only doing a few shirts or only plan on doing this as a one time thing, it'd be silly to get too involved in Dharma's stuff, at least I think so. You could always buy one of their kits though. I actually like the Jacquard kits which I know I've seen in at least Joanns and AC Moore. I find their materials to be pretty similar to Dharma.
     
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  3. pumpkinpatchquilter

    pumpkinpatchquilter Mouseketeer

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    I am an avid quilter so for me I will definitely be buying from Dharma for dyeing quilt fabric. We leave in just over two weeks (woohoo!!!) so I'm going to buy another tulip kit and do a couple shirts for the Hubby and Me...

    Just a TIP!!! I apologize if this has already been mentioned...but if you want to experiment first with the tulip dyes, as I've seen some on here do (myself included) before buying from Dharma...SAVE THE SQUEEZE BOTTLES and RUBBERBANDS from the tulip kit. Save you a couple bucks or give you an excuse to buy a couple more colors that you want to try because you've already got bottles to mix them up in. :)
     
  4. LockShockBarrel

    LockShockBarrel Pudge controls the weather.

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    I have the bottles from my first Jacquard kit and still use them. I'd never be one to throw out a perfectly good bottle. I also built up my collection by using Joanns and AC Moore coupons to buy the Wilton squeeze bottles in the candy making/molding section. I think there's 2 to a package. I also LOVE the tiny needle nose bottles from Dharma, they work great when I do onesies.
     
  5. domiii

    domiii To all who come to this happy place, welcome!

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    I used Tulip Brand tye dye kit from Micheals. The instructions note the dye is only good for 45 minutes. After that it loses effectiveness. Is this true? I have two more shirts to make and am done for the day. Anyone have comments? TIA.
     
  6. LockShockBarrel

    LockShockBarrel Pudge controls the weather.

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    Some dyes do lose their intensity very quickly. It just depends on the color and the product.
     
  7. sonjamray

    sonjamray Earning My Ears

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    For those that have done the shirts how hard is it? I've got a family of five and possibly four more going with us.
     
  8. pumpkinpatchquilter

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    Not hard at all. Just follow the instructions and I suggest buying a little more dye than you think you need. I used the Tulip kits and it says it dyes up to 8 t-shirts...in reality I got two kids shirts and a baby top and bottoms...I might have had enough left over for one more kids shirt. I'd say you could get maybe 3 adult shirts out of those three pack dye kits tops.

    Good luck and post pictures!!! ;)
     
  9. domiii

    domiii To all who come to this happy place, welcome!

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    I just made mine and followed the directions and tips and took my time. I did one as a test tosee what I was in for and was surprised it came out ok. Figured what I could do better and now have 8 shirts in the garage in the overnight phase.
     
  10. domiii

    domiii To all who come to this happy place, welcome!

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    Well .... my Mickey heads came out great on 4 of 8 shirts! I just didn't use enough dye for the rest of the shirt and have large white patches. But I tried, I conquered, I learned and I have 4 more shirts to do! You can tell they were home made and I like it.
     
  11. grumpy&princess

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    has anyone done red and green for christmas and can they post pics? I want to do some for christmas day but want to make sure they look ok before i do them.
     
  12. WDWaddictt

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    Check out page 22 in this thread
     
  13. grumpy&princess

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    thanks will check it out
     
  14. tigger24601

    tigger24601 Earning My Ears

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    Well it took most of the day seen as I had to go back joann's to exchange some dye and I was juggling my 6 & 2 year old but I managed to get 6 shirts done for our october trip. Only time will tell if they turn out. Wish me luck.
     
  15. brettcw23

    brettcw23 DIS Dad #722 Pittsburgh, PA

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    Meant to mention this some time ago but never got around to it. If your mickey head is not as defined as you like or didn't come out as vivid as you'd hoped, try and find a Sharpie marker that matches the color of your mickey head and fill it in with that. My mickey head was done with black dharma dye but just around the ears it wasn't filled in enough. Used the Sharpie and voila! it was perfect.
     
  16. MEG&MINNIE

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    Does anyone here on the disboards have directions to make Breast Cancer Awareness "Tie-dyed" shirts.
    My dd 16 is making them with her High School Field Hockey team for an upcoming benefit game.

    :earboy2:She made the "Mickey Mouse" tie-dyed shirt this summer when 8 of us went to WDW...they came out great and she got alot of compliments on them! She used dental floss to sew the mickey head outline before dying the t-shirts .
    :hippie:Any suggestions would be helpful ! Thank-you. :thumbsup2
     
  17. cujochurch

    cujochurch Deemed the "World's Greatest Aunt!"

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    What about doing it the same way as mickey shirts? Sew the ribbon shape onto shirt instead of mickey head. Then dye pink and white?
     
  18. MEG&MINNIE

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    Thought about that , but the inside of the pink ribbon is white and how do we keep it from getting dyed pink ? ;)
     
  19. WDWaddictt

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    Tape it with packing tape. You peel it off after the dye dries.
     
  20. LockShockBarrel

    LockShockBarrel Pudge controls the weather.

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    You could also use a resist.
     
  21. PlutosMommy

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    I'm pretty please with how our shirts turned out after our first try! I've been following along with this board for quite some time and was happy to finally give it a try.

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