Washable Ink or.....?

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OK, since I am responding to a post down below I would like to ask a question of you out there. Have any of you actually typed or printed out something(a poem, whatever)on fabric, and been able to make it washable? I use Pigma pens sometimes but love the look of some of the fonts available on the computer. But how to render them safe to use on a quilt? Thanks, Little Quacker

-- Little Quacker (carouselxing@juno.com), April 09, 2002


LQ-Keepsake Quilting catalog has quick fuse inkjet fabric sheets that says you just run it throuh the copier then iron onto fabric. I've never used this but your local quilt shop should be able to give you the heads up on how well this stuff works. From what I've read it seems it's washable after it's heat set. I wish I could be more help- if you try it let me know how it works.

-- Terri in WV (mrs_swift_26547@yahoo.com), April 09, 2002.

Thanks, I will check it out. However I must say that I have never had anything work with the "heat setting" business and I have tried for years. I think this is an "Urban Legend" that just floats around that most people think is true but is not. However, nothing ventured, nothing gained and thanks for the tip. :) Little Quacker

-- Little Quacker (carouselxing@juno.com), April 10, 2002.

This would probably not be the cheapest solution :-), but you could either

1) purchase some of the large lettering stencils and color in with the Pigmas by hand,

2) have some rubber stamps made of each letter and roll on permanent ink with a brayer (like you would for a linoleum print (but you'd have to be extra careful registering the stamps so the letters aren't crooked, unless that's what you want), or

3) print out whatever you want in the font size you want, take it to your printer and find out how much it will cost to make a stencil of the entire thing (hopefully in plastic so you can reuse it (!), spray on some of that post-it type adhesive and be sure it is firmly stuck to the fabric, and either brush, sponge/daub, brayer or spray paint the washable permanent ink/paint on it. Of course, you'll want to make sure the rest of the square is protected, especially if you spray paint!

Hope these ideas help.

-- GT (nospam@nospam.com), April 11, 2002.

thanks, good ideas some fun stuff to try! LQ

-- Little Quacker (carouselxing@juno.com), April 11, 2002.

If you have a sewing machine that does embroidery, use the card for letters and stitch a message on fabric. It would last as long as the quilt or other item. Pretty too.


-- Marie (rainbarrel55@yahoo.com), April 11, 2002.

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