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    Printing on fabric

    I heard you could use freezer paper to run fabric through your inkjet printer. Does anyone know how to do that? Or any other suggestions for making my own quilt labels? My handwriting is atricious (sp?).
    ;)Nancy

    I got a sewing machine for my husband. Good trade, huh!?!

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    I think are supposed to treat the fabric with bubble jet first. Never tried it .

    I have lousy handwriting so I use my embroidery machine to make labels.
    My one DD uses pigma pens and just writes on plain fabric to make her labels..
    Last edited by bakermom; May 24, 2011, 12:26 AM.
    “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

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      #3
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      I read something on the freezer paper way. I guess you can iron the freezer paper to the fabric and it sticks, the shiny side. Trim to 8.5 by 11 and use it in your printer. I'm sure you need to heat set the ink somehow after printing.
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        Bakermom and Karen are both right, do as Karen said for the printing and as Bakermom said, prep the fabric with Bubble Jet Set 2000 first and your print will be permanent.
        Lynn

        "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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          Here is a video that only requires freezer paper, fabric, glue and a printer. It's also explained very well....

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mH2R...BDBB30F9C3C60D
          :icon_happy:Wicked

          My husband lets me buy all the fabric I can hide :icon_wave:

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            #6
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            Hey Wicked - that is a wicked good tut! Thanks!
            ;)Nancy

            I got a sewing machine for my husband. Good trade, huh!?!

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              I have always use pigma pens on muslin and then sewed it to the quilt. I wonder now if I should have ironed it after writing??? Oh well, experience is the best teacher, right! Thanks for the tut, Wicked. Will check it out.....

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                Interesting. The ones I've seen have you iron fabric to freezer paper then trim to the 8 1/2 x 11 paper size.
                Never tried it, my printer is hard to "un-jam" if it doesn't like the way the paper is fed.
                “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

                ― Albert Pine

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                  Most of the time I just use muslin for my label and print carefully. I've also purchased panels that have about a dozen labels on it and cut out the one that I want to use. Never have used my printer so I'm interested to hear from those who have.
                  Susan

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                    This is how I used to do mine and had some good results...until I changed my printer. If you notice, part way through the video there is a little text box that comes up saying they have recently found that not all inkjets give a permanent finish and you should test yours. This is why I now use the Bubble Jet Set 2000...it is permanent. So try your printer and if it sets with the hot iron then great but test it before you add it to the quilt, you don't want black on you quilt.
                    Lynn

                    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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                      Lynn, where does one find Bubble Jet Set 2000?
                      ;)Nancy

                      I got a sewing machine for my husband. Good trade, huh!?!

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                        #12
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                        I bought mine from a quilting and notions specialist store but it is actually an American product. The label says: C. Jenkins Necktie Company, St Luois, MO. 63135. Ph (314)521-7544, email: [email protected] www.cjenkinscompany.com

                        Link to actual product http://www.cjenkinscompany.com/Bubbl...jetset2000.htm
                        Sells for $16-95 US

                        What I like is that you tip some in a shallow dish to soak your fabric in, but you can tip what isn't used back into the bottle so it is not wasted.

                        This company appears to have packs of printable fabric sheets as well as some other interesting bits.
                        Lynn

                        "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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                          Looking at the things they have available I would be buying this kit if I had the option, this looks like a good buy to me. http://www.cjenkinscompany.com/produ...grspecial2.htm

                          I don't use the rinse solution they show as it was not available here but I have had no problems with just giving it a gentle wash in warm water after printing
                          Lynn

                          "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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