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Old 09-19-2008, 05:30 AM   #11
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:07 AM   #12
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Those are really cool bibs, Jan. The blue ones remind me of blue sunprints.
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These are cutest bibs I've ever seen! I love them. Did you use a pattern? What a clever idea about the bleach.
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Answers -

You can buy the Clorox Bleach Pen at grocery and other stores. Probably most places that would sell bleach since it's marketed for things like grout or small stains. I got mine at Target. It's in gel form with one end being a pointy tip the other is a brushy tip.

I used a 'template' for the stars, but did the flowers free hand then filled them in. I used only the pointy tip. If you don't want bleed through don't lay it on too thick and it'll only bleach the top strands.

When the design was white I held them flat under running water to rinse the bleach out of the design areas. I then used Woolite and washed them out well. The star one I then tossed in the washer with some other dark clothes like jeans then threw it in the dryer. The flower one was just squeezed out and tossed in the dryer with some dark towels. I didn't have any problems with the other laundry or areas on the bibs probably because I rinsed them before hand.

Note: the yarn is supposed to fade like jeans so always wash with dark or similar colors. I worried a bit about the navy blue one so washed it by hand and I was not disappointed. The water was really, really blue! Just a heads up to be careful. In addition, since the yarn naturally fades the contrast with the bleach areas will probably become less contrasty, but that's okay IMO. It'll just be well loved.
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Very cute, very clever. I really like these bibs, they look soft and comfy for the little ones. Great job.
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Again, I JUST LOVE THESE BIBS! And thanks so much, Jan, for the technical information about the bleach pens and how to successfully use them on colors!
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Again, I JUST LOVE THESE BIBS! And thanks so much, Jan, for the technical information about the bleach pens and how to successfully use them on colors!
Thanks! I love the simplicity of them. Do test the fabric first. Not all yarns bleach like these do.
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Jan, I love them! They are the cutest bibs ever!! The bleach pen is a great idea.
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Those are so cute and I love what you did with the bleach pen!
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what a cool idea to use a bleach pen! i really really like the bibs...i have an acquaintance who is pregnant....not enough of a friend to make a quilt for, but these bibs would be perfect!

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