Sunday, November 25, 2012

Printing on Fabric and a GIVEAWAY

I am helping a friend with a quilt block for the American Legion Auxilary Historical Project.
I thought it may be helpful for others to know the process I had to go through to get the results desired. 

She wanted the emblem with a photo of a lifetime member printed onto the 7x7" piece of cotton quilt fabric provided for the project.  The print area is to be only 6.5 x 6.5".

Step 1: Create a document ( draw doc) large enough to accommodate your design area with plenty of border. I used 12x12".  My printer is an Epson 1900R photo printer.

Step 2. Make a square 7.7" and 6.5x6.5" and position them in the center of the page.  Put the smaller box inside the larger box to show your border area.

Step 3. Print the document.  Mark your paper with an arrow to show the top so you won't lose orientation.

Step 4. Spray the paper with spray adhesive, let dry to become tacky.  Add another coat of adhesive if necessary.

Step 5.  Iron fabric to remove all wrinkles.

Step 6. Place the fabric onto the paper within the print range (over the blocks you printed onto the paper).

Step 7. Insert your image to be printed into the smaller square in your document.  Delete the original squares but leave your image in the place where the small square was located.

Step 8. Use Scraperfect's Perfect Crafting Pouch!  ( to treat the fabric, the ink will print bolder.  Also use the pouch to remove sticky areas outside the printing area.
----GO HERE: to see video tutorials of the Perfect Crafting Pouch
*NOTE-I had to cut a 12" x 2" strip of fresh card stock and adhere to the top of the page to get it to feed correctly through my printer.

Step 9. Re-insert the paper into the printer and print your document with image.


Step 10.  Remove the fabric from the paper and assemble the quilt as usual.
**HEAT set your printed fabric with an iron, but my printer is inkjet and may not be as permenant as I'd like.
If you know of a product that can be prayed or added to help make it more permanent, please leave a comment.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.
I hope you had a fabulous Turkey Day!
Give thanks and craft on!

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