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Fabric for Bookshelf Quilt

Old 11-04-2014, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
I made a bookshelf Wallhanging. http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...g-t221363.html

I used batiks for the spines of the books. I googled for images of the books and printed the names on fabric. The recipient loved it!
This is a great idea and I'm definitely looking into it. I saw a few "print on fabric" packages, but they say not to wash the fabric after you've printed on it. Have you used these before? Have you found that to be true?

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Old 06-16-2015, 08:41 AM
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I finished the quilt! I used batiks (jelly rolls) as suggested, and I used spoonflower to print book spines! i'll post a pic shortly. I was wondering about washing it. I pre-washed the first jelly roll (by hand), the second jelly roll (in a lingerie bag in the washer) and did not wash the third jelly roll.

Pre-washing jelly rolls.... oh man. There's a reason people discourage it.

Anyway! So I have all of these bright batik "books" with a (of course) white background. I"m worried about the color bleeding. I have a box of those color catchers, but i'm still terrified of all of my work becoming a mess! My aunt suggested having it dry cleaned, but I love the feel of a freshly washed/dried quilt.

Should I just cross my fingers, throw a few color catchers in the washer and hope it all comes out okay? When I washed the jelly rolls by hand, a lot of color came out in the water.

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Old 06-16-2015, 09:51 AM
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I would google 'word fabrics, click on 'images', and then click on the individual images to see if those fabrics are currently available.
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