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Thread: Did you know you donít have to buy those fancy fabric printer sheets ?

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    Did you know you donít have to buy those fancy fabric printer sheets ?

    I haven't tried this method, but it sounds interesting, not necessarily for bean bags though, for memory quilts.

    Has anybody done this? Would be interested in hearing what your results were.

    http://www.infarrantlycreative.net/2010/03/custom-bean-bags.html
    MzzzQuilts aka Ellen

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    the link didn't work, so typed it in. I got 'the page no longer exists'.

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    Reposting the link...I copy/pasted it into the addressbar and it worked for me.

    http://www.infarrantlycreative.net/2...bean-bags.html
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    i will definitely have to give this a try.

    a side note ... if i'm making a "bean bag" for any reason, i don't use beans, rice, or any other dried food product as stuffing. i use either small buttons, cheap beads from the dollar store, or something else along those lines. then i can safely toss it into the wash.
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    WOW. I just finished making a 50th Anniversary quilt for my brother and bought $75 worth of the "fancy fabric printer sheets". Now I know better. Thanks for the info.
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    Wow!! Thanks

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    Interesting....I'll have to remember this...my bubble jet set is nearly empty.

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    What a wonderful savings this will be. Thanks so much for sharing.
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    Thank you so much for sharing this!!

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    All I can get ,it says error, page no longer exists.

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    Thank you, thank you for the link. I have purchased the printable fabric sheets in the past and I agree they are spendy. I have used them for making quilt labels and have found them difficult to hand stitch down possibly because of the fine thread count. Not sure, but the fabric is sure hard to needle.
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    wow that is so cool!!! i can't wait to try it!!!!

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    Here is another link using this and how to order it. I havn't tried but it's supposed to save money.

    http://www.cjenkinscompany.com/Produ...FQsCbAoda11_uA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockey View Post
    All I can get ,it says error, page no longer exists.
    Are you using the 2nd link I posted, this one?: http://www.infarrantlycreative.net/2...bean-bags.html
    MzzzQuilts aka Ellen

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    Thanks for the tip, I have done this but never using this products, I will give it a try.
    TxCaRose

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    I have made my own printer fabric sheets, I used a product called "Bubble Jet Set". They worked very well. I ironed the fabric onto freezer paper sheets that are available in 8.5x11 size.

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    You really do not need all that stuff. all yoiu do need is some soda ash or washing soda. put half a cup of it into two pints of hot water and saok the fabric in the solution for a few minutes take care not to get any onto your eyes and sensitive hands should wear rubber gloves . squeeze out the excesse solution and then hang to drip dry the fabric iron it flat and then iron onto freezer/ butchers paper make sure there are no loose threads to catch the rollers
    this is a great method to use if you are creating minnie landscape pictures as you can do a sheet of grass and one of sky and mountains and water and such then paper piece to produce a wonderfull mural.
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    How cool! Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks for putting the link up 2nd time. It worked and I'm delighted to have the info. Appreciate your efforts alot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzzzquilts View Post
    I haven't tried this method, but it sounds interesting, not necessarily for bean bags though, for memory quilts.

    Has anybody done this? Would be interested in hearing what your results were.

    http://www.infarrantlycreative.net/2010/03/custom-bean-bags.html
    I have tried this and YES it does work, actually just as good as the Bubble Jet liquid and the printer sheets. My favorite has been TAP paper for printing on anything, but this solution is fantastic! Thanks for the reminder.

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    I join the chorus in thanking you for the link to this technique!
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    Thank you for ALL the discussion here - I have never tried it but you make it sound so logical to do. Thanks.

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    Have a great day!

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    Thank you for sharing this !!!!
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    Fabulous. I must give this a try. Those purchased at the store are so pricey and hard to get a hand needle through. I like to print my quilt labels on them. Love the site. Thanx for sharing.,
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    I've printed on fabric ironed to freezer paper with good success. I'm sure happy to have the 'recipe' for the fabric soak - thanks for posting!

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