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Have you printed on fabric with your home printer?

(8 Posts)
MaryTheBookeeper Mon 22-Jun-20 12:55:25

I'm interested in doing this. I know you can get pre-prepared fabric sheets from Cottonpatch. I was wondering what sort of results you've had? Are there any issues? I'd like to be able to include those vintage images in my sewing work.

PamelaJ1 Mon 22-Jun-20 12:58:38

I did, I printed a picture of the pattern a scribbler worm left a tree and appliquéd it onto a cushion for my Ausralian DD.
Still looks good after a few years. I didn’t have any problems and meant to do more but haven’t got round to it.

rubysong Mon 22-Jun-20 13:13:19

I did a test print on a piece of cotton fabric ironed on to paper taken from wrapping of printer paper. It was slightly waxy and stiffened the fabric enough to go through the normal printer. It worked quite well.

Ilovecheese Mon 22-Jun-20 13:24:22

I use those sheets to make the labels for my quilts. The colours seem to be o.k. for about three washes, but get a little paler each time.

Elegran Mon 22-Jun-20 14:33:18

I hadn't heard of doing this, but looked on Google and found that you can pre-soak cotton fabric in Bubble Jet Set 2000 before printing to make the colours more fast. Great - so I looked for Bubble Jet Set 2000. Hardly any seems available in Uk, and what there is, is expensive. BUT I also found the recipe to mix your own, here -

Elegran Mon 22-Jun-20 14:38:02

This is a better page -

NotSpaghetti Sun 28-Jun-20 06:42:04

I bought some treated fabric sheets for my printer and the colours came out very badly - totally different to printing on papers. It was a sad waste of money I felt as it was bought for a particular project. Unfortunately the colour matching was an important feature for me.

I did see some nice black and white photos reproduced this way though and then incorporated into projects.

PamelaJ1 Sun 28-Jun-20 06:55:24

I used pre treated sheets. I expect Elegrans recipes are cheaper if you are going to do much printing.