How to Print on Fabric with Freezer Paper

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Your Laser or Inkjet Printer Can Produce Wonderful Results!

With so many beautiful fabrics to choose from at the quilt store, it’s hard to imagine why you’d want to print your own. However, your printed designs can add truly special touches to a quilt.





For example, photos are often printed on fabric and added to memory quilts. Or, perhaps you want a special fabric for a particular spot in a quilt and can’t find what you need. You might consider creating your own printed fabric using your home printer.

50th Anniversary Quilt

“50th Anniversary Memory Quilt” from Home Sweet Home.

Lisa Capen does a wonderful job of explaining the printing process, printers, ink and more in the video below. Plus, she demonstrates her method using feezer paper. Printing your own fabric is not hard to do and adds another level of creativity to a quilt project.

Just keep in mind that the printed fabric you produce can only be as large as the paper the printer will accommodate, typically 8 1/2″ x 11″. If you don’t have a printer, a local print shop will probably work with you. Take both the prepared fabric and the digital file you want printed on the fabric with you.

Be sure to test the printed fabric before incorporating it in a quilt. Wash a sample as you would the quilt to make sure the colors don’t bleed. All fabrics, printers and inks are different, so print results and colorfastness may vary.

Click here to view the video in YouTube if it does not play on your device.

Lisa has provided a PDF to print from here. Try it with your printer to see how well it works.

 

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