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Thread: Freezer paper

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    I have heard about using freezer paper for putting pictures on fabric for quilts, but nothing about how it is done, could you tell me.

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    I've never heard of using just freezer paper to transfer pictures to fabric. I have heard about ironing (shiny side down)freezer paper to muslin, cut to paper printer size (make sure there are no strings on edge)and run the muslin thru the printer. When done, remove the freezer paper off the back of the muslin (pic is printed on the muslin side). Hope this helps:0)Skeat

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    I've heard the same - if you try it let me know how it works I got a lot of ink and muslin and maybe that's my next project?

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    Sorry guys, I typed in the entire explanation, but my computer went flukey, and I am trying to get ready for our Thanksgiving Dinner (my grandson is home from Iraq) so will re-post later if no one else has answered by then.

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    You have to treat the 200 ct muslin with Bubble Jet Set before you print the pictures on it. You can buy that at you LQS, or online-like connecting threads.com (not affiliated). I don't use freezer paper. I stick the treated fabric to large label makers and then run it through the printer. I had trouble with the freezer paper coming undone and jamming in my printer. You can use the label maker several times-I've used one over 30 times so far.

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    Those label papers sound so much easier! What I do is cut the freezer paper to 8 1/2 X 11, cut the muslin/cotton to 9 X 12, iron the fabric on to the freezer paper and then trim the fabric to the 8 1/2 X 11. You have to make sure your edges are really secured and that there are no stray threads that will get hung up in your printer wheels. Then follow the directions for washing/rinsing, except I use Woolite, which, when I called the BJS manufacturer he said was okay to use.

    Donna

    OOP's, almost forgot... I tape the leading edge of the freezer paper so I don't get wax on the wheels!

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    Okay, what is a large label maker? I too have had trouble with the freezer paper holding up in the printer, but consider the trouble worth it. The printer sheets are pricey. IMO I have never done pictures, but like to design my labels on the computer and print them on muslin.

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    They are like regular printer labels except they are the full sheet size, at least that is what I have seen and heard discussed. They aren't really label makers so much as full sized label sheets.

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    Are you saying you pull off the label sheet and stick to back of pretreated muslin? Just the label? That works? OMG! You just may have saved me from using a few choice words this year. LOL Thank you.

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    Looks like you got your answer. I got my label makers at Office Max. They hold much better than the freezer paper, and do save the "choice" words! :wink:

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