Hi all. Sick again from trying another Rx so no stitching to show. I'm posting the new one under the Pear tab and wanted to show how I print on fabric. I've tried the method of ironing the muslin onto freezer paper and it works, but I've had problems with the paper curling and jamming on occasion. This is just easier for me. The trick is not having the fabric in the top two inches of the paper since this is where the rollers first grab to pull it into the printer, and also not along the side edges.
I trim all hanging threads, position the muslin down a bit, and use the wide shipping tape across the entire top. The bottom edge can be taped at the corners. This is on card stock and the fabric has lightweight fusible interfacing on the back, but that's not necessary. If you want to age the fabric, do it before printing. I move the print down and do a plain paper print to check position before the fabric.
There are times that I want the backing to display an occasion's date or memory that is to large to stitch on a small piece, so this is my solution. Colored print that matches the front looks good and I should have done this in a blue - but my mind failed me once again! When sewing, I just put the fronts together and hold it up to a window which allows me to see both outlines to center it, pin, and baste.
If you would like to read the entire poem it is here.
Originally I stitched (680 gold) Never Forget in the light stripes, and had one leaf of navy/white stars fabric and another of red/taupe. Looked nice, but not me. But as I'm typing this...... never mind ...... too late. I'll post both so you can decide.
Thanks for visiting - hope you like number 9. Three more to go!