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Krysee
Savvy July 2019

Cheese cloth table runners

Krysee, on April 1, 2019 at 10:37 AM

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Has anyone bought bulk cheese cloth and dyed them yourself for table runners? I was reading that I need to buy grade 60 cheese cloth. Is this correct? Also, where have you found it for the cheapest? And any tips and tricks for dying them and hanging them to dry??

Has anyone bought bulk cheese cloth and dyed them yourself for table runners? I was reading that I need to buy grade 60 cheese cloth. Is this correct? Also, where have you found it for the cheapest? And any tips and tricks for dying them and hanging them to dry??

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  • Jessica
    Just Said Yes November 2019
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    Hi! I’m also in process of ordering for our wedding. Does anyone have any pictures of what the different grades look like I’m struggling at what grade is best.
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  • Krysee
    Savvy July 2019
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    I am doing it next week. So please let me know how yours turned out !
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  • Krysee
    Savvy July 2019
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    I am buying grade 60 as I've read that's best for table runners.
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  • Elexis
    Dedicated November 2019
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    Did you end up doing yours in the washer?? That’s what I was thinking as well!
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  • Jamie
    Dedicated October 2019
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    I still haven’t dyed mine. I don’t think it will work in my washer because I have an energy efficient washer and it tries use the least amount of water as possible. My FMIL is bringing a canning pot next weekend but I don’t think it will be big enough. Sooooo I m still not sure. I’ll probably have to cut it up into pieces.
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  • Krysee
    Savvy July 2019
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    I did do it in the washer. But it kept draining, even though we shut it off. I wish I would have done it in the bath tub. Also, definetly hang dry them!! But they turned out beautifully. I followed the directions exactly on the rit website.
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  • Krysee
    Savvy July 2019
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    That's how they turned out

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  • Dawn
    Just Said Yes August 2019
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    What color of RIT dye is this? I'm looking to achieve something similar and can't find the right color combo.

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  • Dawn
    Just Said Yes August 2019
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    I love this. Any tips for getting this color? What color of RIT dye did you use?

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  • Krysee
    Savvy July 2019
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    Russet brown and dark brown. There is an exact color combo creation on the RIT website. I cant remember what I used.
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  • Dawn
    Just Said Yes August 2019
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    Perfect. Thanks so much!

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  • Krysee
    Savvy July 2019
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    Yep. It's a PDF that you download
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  • Kathleen
    Dedicated August 2019
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    I used the dye formula for mauve through Rit Dye’s website. I dyed 2x 5 yard pieces of pre-washed gauze at a time in 3 gallons of water with 1/4 cup wine dye, 1 Tbsp purple dye, and 1 Tbsp taupe dye. My dye bath time was 90 seconds. I then did the color fixative and dried it, then washed them to remove any excess in warm/hot water & that lightened them up a bit. I attached a photo for how they came out.

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  • Rachel
    Dedicated October 2019
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    I just made mine this weekend and love how they turned out! Instead of runners I’m bunching it up around the mason jar that will hold the flowers since our tables are round. I am not very crafty so don’t be nervous to do this if you are thinking about making them!

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  • Maelyn
    Just Said Yes October 2020
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    What color is this? I'm trying to achieve a similar color.

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  • Rachel
    Dedicated October 2019
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    I followed the RIT formula for citadel. I just added a very small splash of aquamarine to get it a little more blue than the grey. Just test it out with some scraps of the cheesecloth and remember to let it dry a little to see the true color before making them. I kept them in the bath for about 45 seconds.

    https://www.ritdye.com/color-formulas/citadel/
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  • Maelyn
    Just Said Yes October 2020
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    Thank you!!

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  • Elizabeth
    Just Said Yes May 2020
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    Did you find it necessary to use dye fixative? I am doing napkins and runners. I'm only using these for the wedding so I'm not concerned about them holding their color in the wash but I just want to make sure the color doesn't transfer to the white table cloth it will be on, people's clothes or anything weird like that.

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  • Elizabeth
    Just Said Yes May 2020
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    Did you use dye fixative for the napkins? If not did you have any problems>


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  • Janice
    August 2020
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    What is the best width to use for the table runners?

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