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Thread: Can you make quilt labels with your computer & printer?

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    Super Member Ms Grace's Avatar
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    I was thinking (hoping :wink: ) that this would be possible.
    Has anyone ever done this?
    I was thinking I could iron a piece of muslin to freezer paper and cut it to the size of a sheet of paper, so that it would go through the printer. But, was wondering if the ink would remain on the fabric after repeated washings. :?:
    I keep thinking of all the possibilities for the labels you can do with so many different fonts.
    Just worried about the ink "sticking" to the fabric....
    Any suggestions? :roll:
    Thanks!

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    You need to use Bubble Jet Set or your printing will wash out you can also buy special fabric sheets to use in the printer. I use Bubble Jet Set.

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    i use a material called fab 6, it is for digital printing and usually found in places like sign shops however i discovered you can print with it through the home printer as well. Its very durable made from a cotton nylon type of material and will it hold up? oh yes we used to make banners and flags meant for outdoor all weather use from this material. There are many versions of it id say check with someone local in your area and see if they have some they will sell you to give it a try.

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    I use Printed Treasures. It is sheets of fabric with the paper already attached to the back. The fabric is pretreated. When the ink is all dry, the color is set and there is no need to use any other chemicals to make the ink permanent. The down side is that they are expensive: 5 pages for $18.00. To me is worth it if I don't have to soak the fabric after is printed and wait for it to dry. I can go from printer to sewing machine in minutes.
    I have used it for printing lables in the past. The glue on it is good and don't come off easily, but I still hand sew after the quilting is done, or attached it before is quilted and quilt over it to secure. It can not be used for laser printers.


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    The simplest, clearest and longest lasting method I have found is to use Printed Treasures. You can get it at JoAnn's, it comes in both iron-on and sew-in (iron-on is too stiff for my taste), and if you add up the cost of muslin, freezer paper, bubble jet and your time, PT probably costs less...especially with a JoAnn's coupon. Right now it's on sale, too. http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.j...RODID=prd29322

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    Even with a 50% off coupon Bubble jet set would be way cheaper. I have done a ton of things and still have 3/4 of the bottle. They have a 20% off offer right now at C Jenkins Co.

    http://www.cjenkinscompany.com/Produ...FRafnAodnFOArQ

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    i use bubble jet set and it works like a charm.

    its much cheaper to treat the fabric yourself then to buy pretreated fabric.

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    Thanks for all the info. I'm interested in the Printed Treasures.
    How does the ink hold up after several washings?
    Any fading,etc.??
    Thanks! (again) :D

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    You can't print onto untreated fabric and have it stay. I use Bubble Jet Set and Bubble Rinse. Works great. You can google it to find out more about it. I keep treated muslin in a ziploc bag for when I need it.

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    My problem with Printed Treasures is that it is very hard to get a needle through it if you want to sew it by hand to your quilt. I'm going to try Bubble Jet Set next time.

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