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Thread: HELP! I tried ironing waxed paper to fabric so I could print. Paper won't iron on! what went wrong?

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    susan :lol: That is awesome. Now I have a clean iron and didn't even know it! :D

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    Yea I love that Iron on seem tape for quick hems and such but it does melt onto the iron if you accidently touch it, Aluminum foil is another quick fix. Iron it on hot to remove any goo or mineral build up from a steam iron esp.

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    hey! guess what?!?!
    I got that fabric out I tried ironing the wax paper to :roll: , ANYWAY, the fabric is a lot stiffer! I didn't really notice it the day I ironed it. This may be a good idea if you need to make your fabric a little stiffer to use it and don't need the fabric as stiff as you would with a stableizer.

    Well, I just wanted to share that with you. maybe it will help someone out!? :?:

    :shock: BTW, I did manage to finally get some freezer paper! LOL!

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    hmmmm ... very interesting. could be one of those discoveries that gets you into heaven.
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    have you tested yet to see if it washes out in cold water?

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    I think it's the wax from the paper that made it stiff and it aint coming out easily. I don't think it will take a very good print either, because the ink is going to sit on top of the wax and not bond with the fibers.

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    i agree that trying to print on it would be a waste of time. but if there's a way to wash it out easily, i like the idea of using it as a stiffener.

    i suspect the only way to get it out is to boil it out, as in batik dying. but i live in hope ... LOL

    hmmmm ... i wonder ... if you didn't wash it out at all, would it make it more dust and stain resistant? could be a great thing for quilts meant to hang on walls.

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    you may be on to something..............quick, call the patent office

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    with my luck, somebody else already has. LOL

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    But on the other hand, if you weren't printing on that fabric but needd extra body for appliquing, how would that work?

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    the same 2 questions remain:

    (1) do need it to wash out for softness when the project is finished?
    (2) if you do, can you get it out without wrecking the quilt with boiling hot water?

    i'll test within the next few days and let you know. (one of these days i have GOT to get a life! i'm always fiddling around testing one thing or another. starting to feel like a lab rat. LOL)

    and if you leave the wax in, can you polish the quilt so it shines like a car?

    ok. i'm clearly losing what little is left of my mind. LOL :shock:

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