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Old 06-14-2018, 07:44 AM
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I am making a baby quilt for a co-worker and she wants me to use pictures from a child's story book. I have the design ready, but want to make sure I use a good quality photo transfer fabric that is not going to fade or run.
Have any of you done this? If so, what is the best brand to use. I have an ink jet printer.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:09 AM
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It’s not so much the fabric that matters; it is the type of ink used by the printer. You need to use pigmented ink. Let me see if I can find a link to a good explanation.

Okay, found the link:
http://www.gloriahansen.com/articles.php?p=1&ID=14
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My sister had trouble getting her printer to feed transfer fabric sheets at all! She tried three kinds.
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:02 PM
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Printed Treasures with a HP ink jet printer. Done at least 4 years ago and still going strong. I heat set the pictures whether the directions said to or not.
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Originally Posted by fktsewing View Post
I am making a baby quilt for a co-worker and she wants me to use pictures from a child's story book. I have the design ready, but want to make sure I use a good quality photo transfer fabric that is not going to fade or run.
Have any of you done this? If so, what is the best brand to use. I have an ink jet printer.
Thanks
Does copywrite violation enter in here anywhere?
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Old 06-15-2018, 03:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Irishrose2 View Post
Printed Treasures with a HP ink jet printer. Done at least 4 years ago and still going strong. I heat set the pictures whether the directions said to or not.
Exactly what I use with excellent results.
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:57 AM
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I experimented once with Jo Ann's photo copy packages for a Pony Club quilt. Black and white photos of childhood memories and color did well with her papers. (fabric on paper with HP Office pro 8600 printer). If you have a Copy Printer business near you, that might work well for you to print out the pictures, if copyright is not a question or you have permission from the author/ illustrator.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:52 AM
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No, it does not because I am not charging her for it. It is a personal gift from me to the new baby.
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