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Hi all..question..is everyone going to be done by the 27th? If so..I am going to come up short..maybe another weeks worth. I am so sorry..
-- Sher (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 23, 2002
Oh..this does not mean I am going to hold you up a week...it means I just will not be able to participate. Sorry if that was unclear! Hope you are all having a great day..
-- Sher (email@example.com), April 23, 2002.
Im gonna be ready..and I have got news on the Finding a way to print on fabric with your Printer..Yes It can be done, BUT I had to buy a new Printer.I needed an new one anyway.8-)*-)..The Modle I bought was a Epson stylus c80,and it comes with the archivel ink, which will last up to 100 years for light and water proof.This is Little Quackers Idea she started and I thought is was such a good one that I just could not put it down. Had to find a way to do this print on fabric with your printer thing and it not fade or wash out in washing. But the ink is the thing. The only Printers that come with this type of archive ink was Epson and lexmark said they had a good one but I dident think it worked as well as the Epson ink.I tested them at the store (best buy) before I made my mind up. If you like this Idea, DONT go to the store and say your gonna print on fabrick, they will say You cant do it the machine was not Made to do it..YEA YEA but I did it with my lexmark 1000 and worked good, was just the ink thing. There is quite a few things that you do other things with that it was not made to do it.,,well any way here is the next part.how to get the fabric threw the printer...HUMMMMM..lol.. I used double face tape on the sides of some card stock type paper, sorta kinda stiff like, cut your fabric the size of the card stock, carefuly put the cut fabric on the top of the taped card stock,press down good with fingers, I also added a strip or 2 of the double face tape inside the the middle area, press down good with hands and smooth out nicely.Now all ya have to do is print on it just as you would any print job..But make sure you dont have any loose strings hanging off the sides of your paper,there is a chance of a jam ,so keep that in mind no strings hanging down or little bit on the top of the fabric to be printed on,clear of all strings. Can even do photos, its your call what ever you want to do..Now I dont think I would use heavy fabric, but any cotton I think would work just great. and some nice silk, wow I think would be soooo pretty.The ladys that are in the swap will be getting a sample of this new idea, thanks for the idea Little Quacker and Im glad I found out a way. and yes do try and wash it out lol. I did under the sink with water just after a few min after printing and with no bleading, then after that I did it with a little hand soap at the sink and still no bleeding of the ink..I think We're on to something..I would LOVE to do my Family album Photos on a quilt and One for my Bluegrass pickin friends..It could be endless. And Sher, How far are you from being finished? Have you started yet? If you need a square or two I may be able to help, if you dont have but 1 or 2..hehe..Well hope everyone is bout ready or is already ready. I had my blocks done 2 weeks ago but I just had to find away to do the PRINT ON FABRIC THING...Happy quilting..Amelia Kay Oh and BTW Little quacker Ive tried to e/mail you and it will not let me sent it, so I hope you read this, I had it all but the ink part..the sprays I said in the email to ya before, it ant gonna work, holds up under just running water but when the fabric is rubed it dont work. So I hope you read this Its the only way I have found to do it thus far. And so far I Love it..Happy quilting , Amelia Kay
-- Amelia Kay (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 23, 2002.
Well, I sent an extra applique'd square and a couple of plain squares. Would it help you out if you sent half pieced squares and half plain ones? I sent my 15 pieced blocks today and then the extras and so we might all be able to help you out a bit and get it done. Amelia already asked this, but how many do you lack? Surely we can figure something out?
-- Nan (email@example.com), April 23, 2002.
Sher-I've got mine mostly done but wouldn't mind waiting for you. Amelia-Have you tried using freezer paper to attach your fabric to to run it through the printer? It should be stiff enough to do the job and maybe quicker too than the double faced tape.
-- Terri in WV (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 23, 2002.
Hey terri, How are ya? no i havent thouht of the freezer paper. do you think it would be stiff enought?? Im able to get several run threws with the d/s/tape before I need to put fresh tape. I will sure try the freezer paper deal tho.Do any of the quilting ladys have a Epson printer??I just cant wate till you all see how great this works. Little quacker you out there hun..I sure hope you get this message also.If you did or dident was just wondering..Happy quilting. Amelia Kay
-- Amelia Kay (email@example.com), April 24, 2002.
Thanks for the offers of help guys..but I told Kelly when we started that this would really push me..my fault..I should have just passed on it..but I thought it would be so pretty!
My hats off to you all ( I am in awe ) of you being able to get your gardens out..lawn mowed..field work done..etc.etc. and still get your quilts done! When I grow up...I wanna be just like you! (
Sorry for leaving you all short one..have fun!
-- Sher (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 24, 2002.
Hey, Sher-I would like to second what others have said-I would be willing to help you out on a couple or, I think everyone would be willing to wait a few days for you. Let me (us) know how we can help you out. By the way, the post mark deadline is April 30-which means put the package in the mail on April 30-but that was an arbitrary date-not set in Stone so if moving it will help we can do that-probably there are someothers who could use extra time as well.
-- Kelly (email@example.com), April 24, 2002.
Sher, I would be willing to give it a few more days, too, if that would help. Amelia, I'm anxious to see your fabric printing. As a new quilter, the biggest challenge for me was the label. I did try ironing the fabric on freezer paper and running it through the typewriter--worked fine. But I had heard the ink didn't set well. So I tried the iron-on transfer method. Hope it holds up. Can't wait to get the blocks. What fun!
-- JoAnne Gosen (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 25, 2002.