Report Tea stain a quilt? in Quilt Pictures, Patterns & Inspiration... Posted November 10, 2009 Hi Penny! Years ago, I did a lot of "shows" with my dolls, etc. For display I had purchased 3 DWR quilts from Wally world. (Cheap stuff) They were very pretty as they were, but because everything I did (at that time) had the "tea stained" look I decided to make them look antique. I filled the washer with hot water and threw 'em in! I used the Rit Tan Dye. We had a big back yard then and when they came out I just hung them to dry... At the shows people would always comment on my "antique" quilts! LOL Yes, over time they have faded but still have that "old" look to them.