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Thread: Iron on transfer for a quilt?

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    Super Member Nanny's dollface's Avatar
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    Iron on transfer for a quilt?

    I came across a heat transfer machine that works with a cutting machine that I use for scrapbooking. You create words or designs from the cutting machine in heat transfer material then apply the heat machine to the transfer onto cloth...similar to the t shirts with words. I wonder how this would work on the back of a quilt. ( need to put a name on the back of the quilt for a family member in a nursing home) The material seems to stay on T-shirt material for multiple washings. What do you think?
    "I may not believe in what you say but will defend your right to say it"- Voltaire

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    Power Poster PaperPrincess's Avatar
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    I would experiment. I *think* (but may be wrong!) that this works like a roller laminator or a laser printer. A long time ago, they sold materials that you would cut & run thru one of these with a sheet of paper & it would adhere to paper. If the cost isn't too high for the material, I would order some, cut it, use your iron to fuse it, then wash it.
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
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    ​I used a length of grosgrain ribbon and my embroidery alphabet on my sewing machine and did a long length with spaces between the names. I just cut them into sections and hand stitched then to my mother's things at her nursing home. They did have laundry service that used really permanent labels that they heat pressed on but somethings I didn't want spoiled like her silk scarves.

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    My problem was that a quilt I made for my SIL disappeared on the first day. Her daughter found it on someone else's bed. She took it home with her and brought it only when she visited her mom.

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