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Thread: Printable freezer paper

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    Senior Member rejenea's Avatar
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    My granddaughter loves fairies. I bought some printable fabric and printable freezer paper. I'm not sure which to use to put the beautifully colored pictures on the quilt then use sparkley embroidery floss to enhance the wings, stars, etc. help please

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    What exactly is the printable freezer paper. I've been using just regular freezer paper and it will go through my printer. Did you get it at a quilt store?

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    Are you wanting to print the fairies from the computer onto fabric?

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    It is probably June Tailor Ink Jet Printable Freezer Paper. Which is really just normal freezer paper cut down to 8.5x11 inch size so it fits in the printer without having to cut it.

    SO...Since you have the printable fabric I would print the fabric.

    To use the freezer paper for pictures you have to use a liquid like bubblejet set on fabric and then iron the fabric onto the freezer paper then print it!

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    It is the June Tailor Ink Jet Printable Freezer Paper. I picked this up first simply because I don't know what I'm doing then, I seen the printable paper.

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    Yes. That is what I've done on a couple sheets (printed the fairies) and wanted to 'spruce' them up with embroidery. However, do I embroider before ironing on the quilt or after -- This fabric is very stiff.

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    Is it printable iron on fabric sheets or printable sew on fabric sheets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justwannaquilt
    Is it printable iron on fabric sheets or printable sew on fabric sheets?
    Yes. :D

    Iron on or sew. It's Avery 3384

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    So the fabric has a fusible on one side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    So the fabric has a fusible on one side?
    Yes it does. It's actually in line with those blue jean patches everyone used to use.

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    There are 2 different kinds. One that's printable and then you fuse it to another piece of fabric (like for machine applique) or the other which is just a piece of material that you sew into your quilt like any other piece of material.

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    I think the printable freezer paper is a red herring. What you really need to know is how to print on the fusible printable fabric, and I can't help you with that.

    Here's the stuff that I have seen mentioned most often when it comes to printing designs on fabric:
    http://www.dharmatrading.com/bjset.html

    Basically you soak the fabric in Bubble Jet Set first to prepare it to take ink. Then you iron the fabric to paper-sized sheets of freezer paper (to give the fabric stability). You run the freezer-backed sheets of fabric through the printer to get your design, let the ink set for at least 30 minutes, then peel the fabric off the freezer paper and rinse it to get rid of any excess dye.

    At this point you could do some machine embellishments of the design, provided they aren't too dimensional (like adding beads or satin stitch).

    Next step would be to iron the fabric onto a fusible. Steam-a-Seam would be a good choice. You definitely want a fusible that says you can machine sew through it (a few are designed to stick so well the adhesive will gunk up a machine needle).

    At this point I would cut out the design, fuse it to the background, finish the embellishments, and do any edge stitching desired (such as satin stitch or blind hem stitch).

    I did a quick Google of your Avery product. I can't tell from the little bit I read whether the ink would be permanent. I also am not sure if you can iron it to freezer paper in order to send it through the printer (is it stiff like paper? if so, maybe it is designed to be sent through the printer on its own). What I'm not sure of is whether the freezer paper would peel off afterwards and still leave the fusible viable for attaching to background fabric.

    I think if you start a new thread about printing on fabric and embellishing appliques, you might get more responses about how best to approach your project. Or, put the Avery product in the headline so someone who has used it already can help you with what you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    There are 2 different kinds. One that's printable and then you fuse it to another piece of fabric (like for machine applique) or the other which is just a piece of material that you sew into your quilt like any other piece of material.
    I agree, which do you have?

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