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    Does anyone have any ideas for how I can get my girls paw prints permanently on a quilt square?

    I really appreciate your help!

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    Are their paws bigger than an ink stamp pad? I'd press stamp pad against paw, then fabric (attached to something firm) just for insurance, I'd outline the print with a sturdy fabric marker or embroidery. I'd really stick to anything going on the paws as non-toxic and washable.

    I've used acrylic fabric paint to do handprints and it worked fine, but it would sink into calloused puppy toes. A lot depends on how well your dogs like baths and "stuff" on their paws.

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    This may not work.......but my mind does wander. Do this outside. Use mud and have them walk on white paper take a picture and print it on your fabric :lol: :mrgreen:

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    Thanks Moonpi and Ruth. I'll look into those ideas!

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    I tried the ink pad and after just running cool water over it it didn't stay. Next I tried fabric paint but, I'm next gonna try watering it down as someone else suggested because it was just too clumpy.

    Transferring as a picture is a really good idea but since I do not have access to a printer that's out. Wait - I guess I can go to Kinkos? I'll try that too when I can get there!

    Many thanks!

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    I like Ruth's idea - and around here, we've been so rainy that mud is in plentiful supply! We have a rot/shepard mix and a white shepard/blond lab mix, and I would love to do some paw prints!

    So many ideas, so little time....! :lol:

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    I was surfing on some sites and found one that had the "stuff" to do it. Now I can't find it again! ARGH!!!!!!! <smacking forehead>

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    The pictures are at this topic.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/11973.page

    OOPS! I just realized those aren't the paw print pictures. I didn't take pictures before I sent them off.

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    You could put her paw into some non toxic fingerpaints and stamp it on a piece of paper. Then scan the paper (if you have a scanner or access to one) and then print it out onto some fabric.


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    Just read that you don't have a printer. darn. Well, if you know anyone with a printer you could try my idea. I don't know if Kinkos will let you try to print on the printable fabric.

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    If you got her paw print done in paint (or ink or whatever) on a piece of paper, I'm sure someone has the resources to get it scanned and printed for you. If you really wanted to try it, I have a scanner and a printer. Don't know how it would turn out but I'd give it a go. Why not.


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    I made a quilt a few years ago and hand embroidered my favorite sayings on it. One of them was the Ann Landers quote - something like
    "Admiration by your dog does not necessarily mean that you are a
    good person" and I bought a paw print rubber stamp and dipped it in regular acrylic paint and printed it above and below the saying. Since it is still a work in progress (I have a lot more words of wisdom to leave to my children) it hasn't been washed yet. I am pretty sure that the paw prints will stay on if I iron them before I wash the quilt. If you think you might like to try this with your real dog - just have a bowl of sudsy water on hand to wash his paws right away and things should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
    This may not work.......but my mind does wander. Do this outside. Use mud and have them walk on white paper take a picture and print it on your fabric :lol: :mrgreen:
    I would go with Ruth's idea...muddy paw prints on white paper...use the prints as a pattern to cut pieces to applique on your quilt square. I've seen an applique pattern somewhere that's done like that. I'll search and if I can find it I'll post it for you.

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    Maybe something like this would work?
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    O.K. Think I got it now. Muddy Paw Print on dull side of freezer paper and dry print carefully with hair dryer.

    Cut out the print by making a little hole in the center of each print and cut out the whole thing - leaving the paw print intact. - like we used to do when we made valentines - remember we'd fold the paper in half and cut out the valentine - what was left was a stencil of a valentine. That's what you want to do - use the stencil. Iron it on where you want the paw print to be and then you can paint it in with acrylic paint, using a facial sponge or even your finger.. Pull off the stencil, then iron the print. Please try it out on scrap fabric first. If you are careful you can use the stencil a few times. Make sure paint is not too thin.

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    Wow! These are all great ideas, thanks!

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