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Thread: Looking for Star Trek Fabric.

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    I know this is a long shot, but i would love some star trek fabric for a quilt for my brother. Anyone know where i can get some? I googled for it without much success.

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    Never seen any :(

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    I have seen old star trek sheets but the price was out of this world!

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    I've never seen any, but I love the idea :) I'm an Original Series fan, and would love to make a quilt with that kind of fabric.

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    Have you considered applique? You can find coloring pages online and you could enlarge it.

    Otherwise, there is occasionally some on ebay and then the vintage sheets, as others have said.

    Best of luck.

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    That is an awesome idea! I like it! I have a hard time shelling out more than 5 buck a yard for fabric so that is perfect for me.

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    Go for an applique. It is a lot of fun to get creative. You can find lots of images on line and enlarge them, depending on what series he is a fan of. Attached is a pic of one I did, in humor, called " I, too, ride the Voyager" In the lower corner is me with my PLYMOUTH Voyager!
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    Quote Originally Posted by emmah
    Go for an applique. It is a lot of fun to get creative. You can find lots of images on line and enlarge them, depending on what series he is a fan of.
    Can you explain this a little further? I've never done this before. Do you just print the image and then sew the paper onto the quilt? or do you print it onto iron-on paper and then iron the image onto the fabric? If the latter, wouldn't it come out reversed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenelTX
    Quote Originally Posted by emmah
    Go for an applique. It is a lot of fun to get creative. You can find lots of images on line and enlarge them, depending on what series he is a fan of.
    Can you explain this a little further? I've never done this before. Do you just print the image and then sew the paper onto the quilt? or do you print it onto iron-on paper and then iron the image onto the fabric? If the latter, wouldn't it come out reversed?
    You can get paper backed fabric sheets at a quilt/craft shop that will go into an inkjet printer. (I have used Printed Treasures sewon injet fabric sheets.) Save the image by right clicking on the image and then you can use a printshop or photo program to adjust the size, if needed before printing. Follow the directions with the sheets for how to "set" the ink image.
    The other method I have used is to print out an image, then overlay the image with tracing paper and outline the figures/objects, kind of like making a coloring book page. That becomes a pattern for cutting out fabric bits, which I then fuse to a block with fusible webbing, and then stitch in place.

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    Interesting! Thank you for the explanation. :)

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    I love these ideas. My mom also suggested using a space print and some blocks in Command Red, Ops Gold and Science Blue and quilt the Star Fleet insignia, the IDIC, and maybe the Klingon insignia on the blocks for something more subtle. Heck, I might do one of each!

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    Hi I have been struggling to get star trek fabric and just have found one and ordered a yard.
    http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/141853

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    Star Trek Fabric is Available, Just Expensive.

    Hello,
    I know this is an old post but when someone googles"Star Trek Fabric", it doesn't care and lists this as an option. Then when the searcher sees that someone else asked the exact same question, they are drawn in and trapped, like the Enterprise in the Tholian Web.
    But alas, as mentioned in the title, there are numerous beautiful, very cool Star Trek fabrics available today, the only problem is that they are somewhat expensive. If you would like to take a look, go to this address:

    http://www.spoonflower.com/tags/star%20trek

    I am planning on designing some Trek fabric myself and having it made there. As well as some Dr. Who fabric possibly.

    Hope this helps, it's the only option I know of,
    MikeyJoe

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    Oops, didn't see the previous post when I posted about SpoonFlower. Didn't realize there was a second page.
    Still very glad to see that someone else knows about Spoonflower and their creative abilities!!

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    Wow! This was a great find! I emailed some links to my sister for SMALL projects such as a Kindle case (she's getting a kindle later this year). She is totally a Star Trek geek (goes to fan fests and all). Funny, I thought of Tholian Web for that first one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmah View Post
    Go for an applique. It is a lot of fun to get creative. You can find lots of images on line and enlarge them, depending on what series he is a fan of. Attached is a pic of one I did, in humor, called " I, too, ride the Voyager" In the lower corner is me with my PLYMOUTH Voyager!
    I love your quilt!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyJoe View Post
    Hello,
    I know this is an old post but when someone googles"Star Trek Fabric", it doesn't care and lists this as an option. Then when the searcher sees that someone else asked the exact same question, they are drawn in and trapped, like the Enterprise in the Tholian Web.
    But alas, as mentioned in the title, there are numerous beautiful, very cool Star Trek fabrics available today, the only problem is that they are somewhat expensive. If you would like to take a look, go to this address:

    http://www.spoonflower.com/tags/star%20trek

    I am planning on designing some Trek fabric myself and having it made there. As well as some Dr. Who fabric possibly.

    Hope this helps, it's the only option I know of,

    MikeyJoe
    Oh, Dr. Who fabric would be fun too!

    Dina

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