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    Power Poster sharon b's Avatar
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    I am trying to write on fabric. I have a Zig textile marker. Do I need to do the wax paper behind it ? Also When I was at the store the box said for best results heat set. What exactly is heat set? Sorry if these are silly questions but I have never done this before and want to get it right. Thanks
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    I don't know about wax paper but to heat set just iron it witha good hot iron for a few seconds.

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    The purpose of the wax paper is to keep the ink from bleeding onto whatever is underneath it. To heat set, use hot, dry iron.

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    So no steam correct ? Ok I think I am ready to try this.. will the wax paper make it so that it is firmer and not move while I write on it ? thanks for the help
    Sharon

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    NO steam -- correct!!

    The wax paper might make it more stable, I don't know. I usually put some behind whatever and place on a book or on my desk (if I can find a big enough clean area :oops: ) to write.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    NO steam -- correct!!

    The wax paper might make it more stable, I don't know. I usually put some behind whatever and place on a book or on my desk (if I can find a big enough clean area :oops: ) to write.

    LOL Thanks I want to get this done tonight to mail tomorrow !

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    A wash away stabelizer is great for behind anything you are writting on a very fine sandpaper will also work. Just experiment and find the method that works for you.
    Connie

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    Sharon, you've gotten excellent advice about heat setting - just a hot, dry iron for a few seconds.

    One thing - you'll want to use freezer paper and not wax paper. Wax paper will make a big mess & get all over your iron. With the freezer paper, put the shiny side to the fabric and it has just enough stuff to make it stick without making the mess.

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    Has anyone made this quilt pattern from Quilt in a Day series. "Burgoyne Surrounded" I would like to make it in a Queen size. Is it real difficult???

    I have 3 grandchildren and I am making Quilts to be given to them on their Wedding Day. Two are finished and packed away.

    Also, you ladies chose such beautiful colors for your Quilts with so much life. Please can you give me any ideas?

    Thanks

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    Freezer paper works better; it is more stable, and it's hard to write on fabric that isn't "stuck" to something!

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    Freezer paper works better; it is more stable, and it's hard to write on fabric that isn't "stuck" to something!
    oops - hit it twice!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    So no steam correct ? Ok I think I am ready to try this.. will the wax paper make it so that it is firmer and not move while I write on it ? thanks for the help
    Sharon
    When I worked on a project with a group of 5th graders, I ironed a square of freezer paper to the back of their block. We could still see through for tracing, and it held the muslin firm. Make a practice piece first to see if the ink will spread out (not sure if that's the correct word). You probably want a sharp line. I heard somewhere (probably some quilting show on TV) that you can do that for autograph quilts.

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