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fhinton | Posted in General Discussion on

Can anyone give me any ideas on which photo tranfer paper to use.  I am wanting to create a photo quilt for my mother-in-law.  There are quite a few products on the market right now. I mainly want to know if any are machine washable and how reliable they are? Thanks ghinton

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    Becky-book | | #1

    I have used Blumenthal CRAFT  Crafter's Images   PhotoFabric  Silk Habotai (purchased at Hobby Lobby)

    It is a paper backed, treated fabric that you put in your ink jet printer and print right on the fabric.  You then peel off the paper, rinse out the excess ink, dry and heat set.  There are complete directions on the package. The end result is soft and washable.  I think they also have other weights of cloth if you don't want to use silk.

    Becky

    1. fhinton | | #2

      Thanks, Becky-book, I'll be sure to check it out.  There is a Hobby-Lobby about 30 minutes from where I live.  Another question since you have had experience with this, do you machine wash your project or not?

      Thanks,

      fhinton

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        Becky-book | | #3

        The project that contained the printed cloth was a 'Friendship' table runner for some friends who were being transferred to a different military base.  It contains several different forms of fabric art and I have been told that it is displayed hanging up so... I doubt that it has been washed yet!

        We are starting up another 'Friendship' project so I looked to see if I still had some of that cloth... no cloth but I found the empty package!!!  the small print at the bottom says "hand wash or dry clean".

        I think they make a cotton printable cloth and just maybe the washing instructions are different?  I will be looking for some more of this but probably not this week (maybe on Friday) Hobby Lobby is not close to me.  I'll let you know what I find out.

        Becky

        1. fhinton | | #4

          I appreciate the info.  I will stop by Hobby Lobby tomorrow or Wednesday during my lunch break.  It is about 5 minutes from my employment.

          Thanks,

          Fhinton

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