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From: Ole' Girl
Date: 07-24-2005, 10:55 PM (1 of 8)
Has anyone done the iron-on transfers printing something from the computer onto fabric? Does anyone know if the sizing in some fabrics will effect how well it adheres to the fabric?

Shirley Clark
User: Ole' Girl
Member since: 03-13-2005
Total posts: 33
From: carman
Date: 07-25-2005, 12:00 AM (2 of 8)
check this Bubble Jet 2000 stuff out, works great, i have used it a few times on quilting projects or bags ect.
User: carman
Member since: 04-17-2000
Total posts: 692
From: SummersEchos
Date: 07-25-2005, 12:09 AM (3 of 8)
The fabric/clothes that you are trying to transfer onto HAS to be washed first. If it is not then the transfer will not adhere.

User: SummersEchos
Member since: 09-29-2004
Total posts: 884
From: Saydee
Date: 07-25-2005, 05:33 AM (4 of 8)
I have used the iron on transfers on a lot of things, it works great. I would recommend washing the fabric first though.
User: Saydee
Member since: 05-07-2004
Total posts: 68
From: DorothyL
Date: 07-25-2005, 08:05 AM (5 of 8)
I used it for copies of old black and white photos found on the web and they were beautiful. I used them on white cotton and washed it first. And they are not likely to be washed often.
I did transfer something to an apron once that was washed a lot and it did fade.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: Ole' Girl
Date: 07-25-2005, 10:20 AM (6 of 8)
Thanks to you all. My friend and I are making a pillow with her daughter's name on the transfer. Really cute, so she did wash the fabric first. I had done some t-shirts a long time ago, and I couldn't remember much about it. The pillow won't be washed very much, so it should do fine.

Shirley Clark
User: Ole' Girl
Member since: 03-13-2005
Total posts: 33
From: Mom of Six
Date: 07-25-2005, 11:36 AM (7 of 8)
remember to do the reverse printing or all words will be backwards.
Happiness is having time to sew!!
User: Mom of Six
Member since: 11-03-2001
Total posts: 1115
From: Domestic Goddes
Date: 07-26-2005, 06:01 PM (8 of 8)
Don't tumble dry unless the transfer manufacturer recommends - I did my husband a t-shirt with a ford mustang on it (he loves your big american cars) and he tumble dried it........ooops, "cracked" transfer and it's a mess.

Other than that my iron-on transfer experiences using an ink-jet printer have been successful onto cotton T-shirts, cushion covers and school stuff.
User: Domestic Goddes
Member since: 01-04-2005
Total posts: 108
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