Sunday, April 13, 2008

Instructions On How To Print on Fabric

It's a cold rainy day here in Kentucky. It went from being in the 80's to the 40's. Strange weather; I don't know whether to wear short sleeves or a sweatshirt on most days. I have included some pics of the workshop; I added a bed and did some rearranging. I think the bed made it so cozy out there. I wanted to share instructions with you guys on how to print directly on fabric. This is useful for photo quilts and other projects.

You will need:

Computer paper

Stained Muslin

Freezer Paper

Computer and Printer

Begin by taking a piece of computer paper and laying it on the dull side of your freezer paper. Trace around the computer paper. Cut out the freezer paper on the traced line. Now iron the piece of freezer paper onto your stained muslin. Iron the paper waxy side down. Cut out again making sure that there are no loose threads or ravels. Place your merged fabric/paper piece in your printer and print out the image you'd like. It's that easy!


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Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this!! I have wanted to print on fabric BUT been too scared to, for fear that it would jam the paper in the computer! IS it REALLY this easy?
PS. IT was SNOWING TODAY here in Indiana!!! I am ready for SPRING!!

Jill said...

It's very easy! Once I did get a paper jam............but I just gently pulled it out and started over. No damage done!

Doreen said...

Jill, thanks for the tutorial....I tried it and it looks great...what a great idea :) Thanks so much.

Have a wonderful day

Karen said...

LOVE your decorating! I want to move right in! Thanks for the tip on printing...I'm going to run and try it out! Hugs, Karen

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Wow ~ what an amazing workshop! I would just move in there and not leave!