Apr 28, 2013

Pear IX and fabric printing


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!
Stay safe.


Eileen Yost said...

Just wanted to say "Thank You" for all of your adorable pear patterns that you freely gave. I have them all and have only done two, but they go very fast and I do them all.
Thanks again and I enjoy your blog.

Robin said...

Thanks for the patriotic pear, Marly plus the directions for printing on fabric. Looking forward to getting this one stitched up!

Robin in Virginia

cucki said...

Aww so sweet xxx

Rugs and Pugs said...

Thanks for showing how you print on fabric. I've had luck with the freezer paper but hopefully will remember this method, too.
Hugs :)

Deb said...

Thank you for posting about printing on fabric. I tried once and my printer was having fits. I'll try your way the next time. I like the idea of having something printed on the back of the pears. And I love your new Pear pattern. One of these days I hope to have all of them stitched and in a basket.

samplerlover said...

Thank you Marly, another beautiful one. I have made 2, but will make more when I finish my Rebecca.

That's a lovely poem. Shall print it out and keep it with another lovely poem called In Flanders Field by John McCrae.

One of the most wonderful moments that I had was quite a few years ago on Remembrance Day. I was listening to the radio at 11 am and after the minutes silence they played Sir John Gielguld reading In Flanders Field. When he finished they played The Lark Assending by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Talk about a magic moment.

Margaret said...

Thanks for the pear -- love it, of course! Interesting about printing on fabric too. Who would have thought!

Barb said...

Thank you so much for all the information you share!

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

This one might be my favourite so far. I don't suppose you could adapt it to be a British Union flag???? Too much to ask? Mmmm thought it might be. Love Irene xxx

Chris said...

You are so talented! What a great way to add something special to a piece.

brod'attitude said...

I love your last pear. May be I will stich it.

Pam in IL said...

Thanks for the tutorial on printing on fabric. I love the newest pear!

Hope you feel better!!!

Vickie said...

Hi Marly! Hoping today has brought better health for you.
Thank you for the tutorial. Such an awesome poem.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Marly. I'm sorry you had a bad reaction with an Rx. Hoping you feel wonderful very soon!
I love your method of printing on fabric. I works much better with some paper to grab first, you are right. The poem is sweet, and I love the Patriotic Pear!!

Judy said...

Thank you so much for another adorable pear. I hope to start on it soon as I have a patriotic foyer and it will fit perfectly. I appreciate your generosity and sharing your talent.

Judy heartland stitcher

Carol said...

Love your newest pear, Marly, and the poem printed on fabric on the back makes it even more special! I never though about trying to print anything on fabric, but if I ever need to, I'll refer to your helpful tutorial.

Hope you can find a prescription that doesn't cause more problems! Enjoy this sunny western PA spring day :)

Kathy L. said...

Thank you again for another lovely pear design. I haven't had a chance to start stitching them yet but I will get to them eventually. I do love the patriotic theme.


Solstitches said...

Another fabulous pear design Marly.
This one is extra special with the printed verse on the back.
One of these days I'd love to get them all stitched up.
Thank you!


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