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Thread: For those who print pictures/quilt labels on fabric

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    I learned something new today. Yeah!!

    In the past we all used freezer paper to iron on Bubble Jet Set treated fabric, then cut to size and printed our pictures, usually with an ink jet printer. But, we dealt with curling edges, shrinking freezer paper, jamming in the printer.

    So, we tried double layers of freezer paper or bought industrial strength or put tape on the leading edge. Less problems but same issues.

    Next we tried using sticky backed full sheet size label paper. Worked great. No curling, shrinking or jamming. I usually bought laser printer labels because they cost less than the inkjet ones and I wasn't printing on the paper anyway. But, you had to be careful not to distort the picture when removing the label and it was a one time use.

    Today, I discovered Post-It brand full sheet labels that are super sticky but have a removable adhesive. Wow, they were pricey at $24.99 for 25. Way more than twice what I usually pay. But, I have orders for 4 queen size picture quilts and I want as little hassle as possible. Plus I had 4 yards of fabric prepared, cut and ready to stabilize.

    Boy, oh boy, do they work great! So far today I have used one 4 times and it still seems good to go. I don't know how many uses I will get out of each sheet...but I think these things are great. They handle better than the thinner permanent adhesive labels too and don't distort the picture when removing the backing.

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    Wow that is great. Thanks for the information. :)

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    This is great information! Thank you so much for sharing it. Where did you find these? I'd have to order online, I'd never find anything like this in my neck of the priarie.
    I want to make a photo quilt for my ex who is very sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose L
    This is great information! Thank you so much for sharing it. Where did you find these? I'd have to order online, I'd never find anything like this in my neck of the priarie.
    I want to make a photo quilt for my ex who is very sick.
    These came from Office Depot, but I would think any major office supply store would have them. Nearly everything I buy is online. I don't usually get out to shop much, but needed these in a hurry and the freezer paper was driving me nuts. I was out of regular labels. Now, I am all stocked up again but have been using these all day. Just for comparison, I did some with regular label paper and some with industrial strength precut freezer paper. These are the best of the 3 choices and the least hassle. And they are reusable.

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    sounds like an excellent investment. thanks for sharing that wonderful tip

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    Quote Originally Posted by purrfectquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by Rose L
    This is great information! Thank you so much for sharing it. Where did you find these? I'd have to order online, I'd never find anything like this in my neck of the priarie.
    I want to make a photo quilt for my ex who is very sick.
    These came from Office Depot, but I would think any major office supply store would have them. Nearly everything I buy is online. I don't usually get out to shop much, but needed these in a hurry and the freezer paper was driving me nuts. I was out of regular labels. Now, I am all stocked up again but have been using these all day. Just for comparison, I did some with regular label paper and some with industrial strength precut freezer paper. These are the best of the 3 choices and the least hassle. And they are reusable.
    I went looking after I posted and found these same labels at Walmart online for $3.20 per pkg. Wow! What a difference from what you paid for them. I ordered three pkg and it was $13.20 with shipping. I should have them next week. Thanks again for the information!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose L
    I went looking after I posted and found these same labels at Walmart online for $3.20 per pkg. Wow! What a difference from what you paid for them. I ordered three pkg and it was $13.20 with shipping. I should have them next week. Thanks again for the information!
    Holy Moly!!!
    That's some savings.
    Here's the link:
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Post-it-Fu...-Pack/15032419

    Here's the OfficeDepot link (with an instant online savings):
    http://www.officedepot.com/a/product...ky-Full-Sheet/

    Still not as good as the WalMart price.

    Poor purrfectquilts. ;-)

    Maybe the unopened packages can be returned (if there are any).

    At least you can take comfort in the fact that you shared this great idea with us.

    Yeah, I know, small comfort. :mrgreen:

    But I, for one, am really grateful.

    (as I go off to order it from WalMart.com)

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    Thank you so much I cannot wait to give this a try, going by a office store tomorrow.

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    Thanks for the info...Bookmarked this one!

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    Hope I'm not the only one who is having trouble wrapping their head around this....are you putting actual fabric on the sticky sheet, or fabric sheets, or what?

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