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Old 12-02-2006, 05:55 PM
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LinK, could you tell me if you trim the fabric after you put it on the label or is there a trick to not having your fabric stick without wrinkling? I can just picture my fabric not quite straight or having some wrinkles in it, you know, like when you don't want your contact paper to stick before you get it in the right place. I'm old enough that I use to use a lot of contact paper.

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Old 12-03-2006, 06:19 AM
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No, I don't trim. I cut the fabric to the 8.5" x 11" and bend the fabric in half lengthwise and start laying it down. Then just smooth the fabric. It's easy to pick it up and reposition the fabric. I have strings hanging sometimes, but they've never gotten stuck in the printer. I try to cut the long ones, but leave the short ones alone. It would take days to cut all of them! :P
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Old 12-03-2006, 07:45 AM
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Thanks LinK, I may just have to try this method.

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Old 12-03-2006, 07:54 AM
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You're welcome. Hope it works good for you, too. I should have said that I cut the fabric before I treat it. I can put different size pictures on each sheet and more than one on each sheet, too. I use a "collage creator" for that.
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:16 AM
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Yes, I cut the fabric too, and then use the freezer bag method. One thing I did learn (guess how) is to NOT even roll the liquid out, just let it drip and pat tight between my hands. That BJS also keeps wrinkles in, firmly! I rolled it the first time, didn't even wring, but those wrinkles stayed in, even after ironing, grrrrh!

And could some one tell me why I didn't think ahead and plan the size of the square so i could get more than one pic/info on a sheet?

Back to cutting so I can go to the light box for more tracing, 36 left to cut and trace. Then off to the fabric cutting of the family squares. Will have to have some computer time in there to decide if the family squares will be every other one, a cluster of so many then spacing, don't know yet for sure so really should be doing that vs. this!!!!

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Old 12-03-2006, 10:13 AM
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What is the freezer bag method :?: I just pull the fabric out of the liquid, and let it drip for a while, then hang it to dry.
It took me a few quilts to think about making several pictures on 1 sheet of fabric. I wasted a lot of fabric in the beginning. I know I'm suppose to be able to put different sizes of fabric in my printer, but the method has eluded me so far. I'll figure it out someday, I hope.
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:52 AM
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Thanks everyone for all the ideas, on my printer I have a program that lets you print different size prints on a sheet of paper and it fills up the page. Since I do a lot of pictures thought it might be helpful to you to know that you should be able to do that using the program that came with your printer.
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Old 12-06-2006, 11:23 AM
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SOMEWHERE on the internet (I hate it when I don't mark things) there are instructions for this. What I do is cut my fabric to 9X12, several pieces, put them in a large freezer bag, pour in the BJS, squeeze out the air (very carefully now) and let set for the length of time required. When done, cut one corner of the bag at the bottom, very small, keeping it so the contents don't drip out til you are ready. Then you hold it over the BJS jar and let it run back in, again being very careful to get most of the liquid out without putting in any wrinkles (they stay). Then I let dry in my shower. While looking for these instructions I ran across a site, that of course I didn't mark, that said you shouldn't let the BJS run back into the bottle, you should use another container, wasn't told that before so have been letting it go back into the BJS bottle, didn't seem to affect it.
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Old 12-08-2006, 11:38 PM
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[b][i]Idid the freezer paper and had a real bad time with it and then a lady told me to iron it on a hard board instead of the ironing board, which has to much padding on it. this keeps the edges down good. I did a big sheet and then cut it with my rotary cutter I have 2, keep your old blades for this, and it worked great.
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Could you mean that you iron your muslin to the shiny side of the freezer paper for feeding it through your printer? That is what I do. :mrgreen:
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