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« Reply #190 on: May 04, 2013 06:27:02 PM »

Thanks everyone for the congrats! I just spent the entire afternoon and evening til now screen printing like mad; I think I got a total of 18 new FQs printed (albeit there were probably 4 or 5 I flubbed) and my feet and back are killing me. Obviously a productive day  Grin

And, I have a question- I did some printing on some microfiber cotton pillowcases today, and something weird happened. The design bled on the fabric- I used black ink, and a very watery light black outline appeared around the image. It looks pretty cool, but I was wondering if this had ever happened to anyone else (I was using Yudu inks- they had gotten thick and gloppy so I thinned them with water). I also printed on muslin and a t-shirt, and it only happened on the microfiber. I'm guessing it just has awesome wicking properties and pulled the water from the ink. Once the item is received by its intended recipient, I can post a picture!

craftADDchick - I've had that happen to me before when I printed on some very thin cotton cloth. The ink I was using (Speedball I think) was fresh if I remember correctly, but for some reason everything I printed got a small halo around it. I didn't mind it overly much, but it definitely wasn't what I was going for.
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« Reply #191 on: May 04, 2013 06:34:22 PM »

Okay, I feel better knowing that something similar has happened to someone else. Thanks sheepBlue! Smiley  Hopefully, my swap partner also thinks it's cool looking...
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« Reply #192 on: May 05, 2013 09:53:40 AM »

Question, do you guys preshrink your fabric before printing? I never knew what to do with regards to preshrinking when quilting, but now I really don't know what to do? I know preshrinking removes the sizing, so is that important when printing?
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« Reply #193 on: May 05, 2013 10:07:42 AM »

So many ideas.  So little time.  Once this weekend is over I should be able to play...or print.
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« Reply #194 on: May 05, 2013 10:12:54 AM »

Question, do you guys preshrink your fabric before printing? I never knew what to do with regards to preshrinking when quilting, but now I really don't know what to do? I know preshrinking removes the sizing, so is that important when printing?

I try to pre-wash the fabric whenever possible. I know that when using dyes, the sizing can interfere with the dyes. I'm not sure if it's as important with printing inks, but I do it just to make sure.
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« Reply #195 on: May 05, 2013 07:55:37 PM »

I have so many ideas! I am so excited to start. Smiley
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« Reply #196 on: May 06, 2013 10:25:17 AM »

I did some more testing this weekend and I think I have one partner's fabric figured out!
Now to work on my other partner!
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« Reply #197 on: May 07, 2013 05:54:29 AM »

I am pretty sure I know what I am going to make for each of my partners.  But it has been POURING here.  Not exactly conducive to sunpainting. 
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« Reply #198 on: May 07, 2013 07:05:58 AM »

Checking in. I have been quite sick, not over it yet but I am alive and hopefully can start the swapping fun later this week!
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« Reply #199 on: May 07, 2013 08:48:06 AM »

I just realized I have two meetups schedule this weekend. I'm really excited because that will be twice the inspiration from all my local craft buddies for getting this swap started since I will be done with my other swap by the end of the week. I have been playing around with a few designs in my head, but I need to stalk my partners a little more to make sure the styles will be suitable for them Smiley
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