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Thread: chicken quilt update

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    Community Manager PatriceJ's Avatar
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    This topic has come up in at least 14 different threads. Search on "print on fabric". Go through all of them because each contains little snippets of valuable tips. You'll also find a few links to articles about using "The Stuff".

    "The Stuff" we're talking about is Bubble Jet Set 2000. Made by C. Jenkins.Easy to use. Works great if you follow the directions.

    Recommended for use only on 100% natural fibres. When printing on cotton, a 200-count or higher weave is consistently recommended by those with the most experience.

    Best results are achieved when you use a printer with dye based ink. Canon and Epson keep coming up as the top two brands for best results. I've found from experience that the older HP inkjets gave better results than the newer models using the fancier ink. (Go figure. LOL)

    There are a lot of places to buy BJS. I get mine from Dharma Trading Co. Their prices are consistently lower than any others I've found. (The exeption is at Joann's when you can use one of their famous 50% off coupons, or if you stumble across an unusually good sale somewhere else.)

    The companion product, Bubble Jet Rinse, is relatively expensive. Any super-mild detergent will do. Woolite is often recommended, as is Synthropol.

    Happy Printing :-)

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    Hello Susan, The bubble jet set for your own fabric can be found at a local Viking dealer. I just got some but not used it yet but have sewing friends who have and it works great... hope this helps. Connie F

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    Gorgeous, Kathy, just gorgeous!!!!!!!

    I'm caught by the label bug, I need to find some of the 'bubble stuff' too. I've heat set one that I'm giving away to a dear friend, I'd embroider it like I usually do, but I foolishly printed it to small and it's already attached. I did heat set and spray it with scotch guard. If she tells me it fades, I'll do an embroidered one I guess.....

    Sharon

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    Connie thanks for your information. I have yet to purchase and try this technique. You know how it is ..so many quilts to make so little time:). Thanks.. again.. Susan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sis
    Please keep us informed about the ink jet printing experiment.
    I want to make some quilt labels but certainly don't want the info to "float off" in the water. :?
    I use the June Taylor "Colorfast Sew-In Inkjet Fabric Sheets" for my quilt labels and have never had a problem with the ink running or "floating off". Once you print on the fabric you need to heat set with hot iron (NO STEAM) and then rinse under cool water and lay flat. Pat away excess water (NO RUBBING) and then finish drying with hot DRY iron. :D

    Brenda

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