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freeze your fabric? [Sep. 8th, 2005|08:06 pm]
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a few posts ago i mentioned how to use freezer paper as a backing for fabric so that it can be printed on. so i decided to make a little tutorial on what i did:

i hope this is helps clears up any confusion on the technique...

so, i have been trying to get all my stuff ready to sew. lots of cutting stuff out, and getting all my supplies together...like making more sew in tags.

i will be with coffee_drinker at the RISD alumni sale in providence, october 8th from 10-4. if you're in the area please stop by, it should be great! this is one of the best sales to attend especially if you are looking to get some christmas shopping done early...

that is all for now...later! ♥ teresa

[User Picture]From: deborahthecraft
2005-09-09 12:15 am (UTC)
Incredibly nice of you to share!
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[User Picture]From: burberry_bags
2010-06-26 03:57 am (UTC)
I need to retweet this to my twitter.
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[User Picture]From: andricongirl
2005-09-09 12:25 am (UTC)
cool , I really need to find some of this freezer paper stuff!

oh may I add, just for reference, in Australia standard printer paper size is A4, so you can cut to 21cm x 29 cm (in inches thats , 8.27x 11.69) though american letter size will still work, check printer page size settings :]
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[User Picture]From: flyingsouth
2005-09-09 08:16 am (UTC)
Thanks for the tip there ;) If anyone finds this stuff in Australia, let us know!

Thanks so much the tutorial, I would love to do this! But I don't think my printer can do that kind of magic stuff >_< I am so jealous of your printing capabilities Sewing Stars! lol

How did you come across this techinique? Just made it up or did you see it somewhere too? (Just curious!)
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[User Picture]From: limelady
2005-09-09 01:36 pm (UTC)
it is actually something quilter's use all the time for applique.

the many uses of freezer paper
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From: sewdarncute
2005-09-09 12:49 am (UTC)
You=The Greatest!!
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[User Picture]From: littleyuzu
2005-09-09 01:32 am (UTC)
Ooh, that's so neat! =) Thanks for sharing this tutorial, Teresa. It might come in handy for me some day...so I added it to my favorites. ♥
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[User Picture]From: burberryoutlets
2010-06-26 02:52 am (UTC)
You are the best!
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[User Picture]From: buenagirl
2005-09-09 01:38 am (UTC)
I don't know if I have the right inks to use this technique, but either way thanks so much for the tutorial! Man this can save people so much money on using that overpriced printing fabric :D You are da cool <3
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[User Picture]From: jewelry_tiffany
2010-06-26 07:08 am (UTC)
I need to share this on my facebook.
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From: junebuggie
2005-09-09 01:42 am (UTC)
thanks for the lovely tutorial...I always wanted to ask you how your stuff get printed to fabrics. Anyway I hope I'll get started on my own little projects like you. your works inspire me so much......
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[User Picture]From: aunt_sushi
2005-09-09 02:25 am (UTC)
yay! Thanks for sharing. (Such cute sheep. :) )
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From: glass_princess
2005-09-09 02:59 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing your tutorial. I've added it to memories for future reference. :)
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[User Picture]From: burbur
2005-09-09 03:52 am (UTC)
thanks for sharing! i've always wondered how to transfer my images onto fabric. you're a lifesaver!

now i just have to figure out what freezer paper is *rubs chin*
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[User Picture]From: limelady
2005-09-09 01:37 pm (UTC)
i got my roll of freezer paper at the supermarket where the saran wrap was. you can also buy it online.
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From: candlemomo
2005-09-09 04:14 am (UTC)
thanks, teresa, for the tutorial!! now i just need to get a new printer! =P
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[User Picture]From: cloverfirefly
2005-09-09 04:46 am (UTC)
Wow! Thank you for this awesome tutorial! I can't wait to try it myself. :)
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From: bakers__dozen
2005-09-09 05:32 am (UTC)
That's awesome of you to share. I use to use those cloth transfer sheets in the packets. So expensive though to use those and my ink wasn't waterproof. What a clever idea!
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-09-09 07:26 am (UTC)
Argg! You are wonderful :)

La Fraise Masquée

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[User Picture]From: chalinn
2005-09-09 07:32 am (UTC)
Teresa, thanks so much for the tut. It's truly inspirational.
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[User Picture]From: pickled_jo
2005-09-09 08:31 am (UTC)
Brill - thanks for that - I never knew you needed an inkjet. : S
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From: raisinlike
2005-09-09 08:51 am (UTC)

ooh this is great!

by freezer paper you mean some crafty product or an actual refrigirator paper (something like baking paper maybe?)?

what printer do you have?
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[User Picture]From: limelady
2005-09-09 01:41 pm (UTC)

Re: ooh this is great!

freezer paper is found here in supermarkets in the sections with plastic sandwich bags and aluminum foil.

i have an epson 2200, but some of the new HP printers have water resistant inks now too.
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From: arez81
2005-09-09 02:59 pm (UTC)
I believe you can use butcher paper too. It's got a waxy surface on one side too.
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[User Picture]From: peachcrush
2005-09-09 03:22 pm (UTC)
What an excellent tutorial! Thanks for sharing!
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[User Picture]From: cuddlyrigormort
2005-09-09 03:47 pm (UTC)
Awesome! and I have to go to the supermarket today anyway...thanks for sharing this. Now I must get back to sewing and thinking about what I can print on fabric...yay!
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From: suzannepie
2005-09-10 11:23 pm (UTC)
hi! I somehow wandered to your LJ from someone else's LJ to 'The Sampler' to your store then back to LJ ... here! wooh. And I just wanted to say that you have/make/create/sell(ya, you get the point) absolutely wooonderful and beuuutiful stuff ... makes me jealous .... so back to the point, I just wanted to tell you that I friended you ... well not yet, but I will friend you after I push the 'Post Comment' button. XDD
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From: suzannepie
2005-09-10 11:24 pm (UTC)
Opps forgot, awesome tutorial too! :D
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[User Picture]From: bloodcicle
2005-09-11 01:05 am (UTC)
That's far more clever and cheaper than buying transfer paper! Now to see if my Epson has the proper ink as well!
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From: relustoian86
2010-12-16 08:25 am (UTC)
It's clever and cheaper but there's another way to do it: there are adhesive A4 sheets (I've found them googling for cheap stuff online) you can use to fix the fabric and they are not expensive at all.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-09-14 09:48 pm (UTC)

fabric printing

Hi, such a good tutorial, I thought someone may have mentioned this but do not see it, there is a fabulous product called Bubble Jet Set, which I would imagine be much easier to get in America, you soak your material in it, print and rinse and it set all inks, on my bottle it says it is made by C JENKINS NECKTIE COMPANY, ST LOUIS, MO,63135, (314)521-7544-EMAIL-neckties@i1.net (i hope, the printing is tiny :-))anyway if you google it sure you would find suppliers, not sure of where to get it now in Australia, but there is some and freezer paper on ebay.com.au, have not seen freezer paper in supermarkets here, got mine from a mail order shop that has closed (sob), have fun everyone, and you have a lovely blog, cheers Suzanne
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-10-06 02:02 am (UTC)
Hey! I'm a huge fan of printing on fabric also and you can buy this stuff called "bubble jet" (http://www.bryerpatch.com/faq/bjs.htm)....although I purchase mine from fabric depot in Portland. Anyway, this stuff makes the printed fabric machine washable also. But, if you have water resistant ink I guess you wouldn't need this stuff then? Are standard inks water resistant? Is this 20 questions? :) I sometimes have trouble getting the paper to feed appropriately too, I have to really iron the edges and make sure the paper is perfectly sized. agh. But fun though and a way cool technique, thanks for sharing :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-23 07:46 am (UTC)
Hi there! One of my Randomposters linked me over here, an that's an awesome tutorial!
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[User Picture]From: xstillxframex
2006-07-25 08:03 pm (UTC)
does this work only with small pieces of fabric?

I'm looking to make curtains with a pattern I made, it's sort of tie tye like pattern, and I'm redoing my room with colors matching my pattern and I would LOVE to make curtains with my pattern.

If not, can you direct me to a place where they might be able to do that?
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From: voovoocouture
2011-08-10 01:57 pm (UTC)

printing on fabric

I wonder if you received any ideas on how to print on larger pieces of fabric. I would love to know how to do this also
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[User Picture]From: missryanmarie
2006-12-26 05:45 pm (UTC)

you're the helpful-ist

You're so helpful. And fabulous.

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[User Picture]From: deborahthecraft
2007-05-03 08:55 pm (UTC)
I know this is an old post but I was wondering how the fabrics fare after use?!
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From: tumbla1
2011-01-14 12:57 pm (UTC)
Do they stay on even when you wash the fabric? Thinking of making one of these for my newborn newphew but id like it to last. How Many Calories Should I Eat A Day
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[User Picture]From: sweet_lil_mo
2011-09-23 03:09 am (UTC)
I found you on Pinterest. Wonderful Tutorial, Thank You! :)
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