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« Reply #330 on: May 28, 2013 07:42:23 AM »

successfull weekend for me!  got all the supplied i need (only took 3 different stores...) and got the background dyed for partner #1.  tonight will be dye-ing the background for partner #2, and then on to stamping!  luckily i have thursday and friday off in addition to the upcoming weekend, so i will be able to crank and send out by the weekend Smiley
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« Reply #331 on: May 28, 2013 08:30:06 AM »

The forecast is not looking good for any sun painting in my future...  At least not before the deadline.

To the backup plan!!!
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« Reply #332 on: May 28, 2013 08:33:31 AM »

I'll have to keep an eye out for some shower squeeges, now. I wonder if I could cut them down to size? Of course, if you find that the prints didn't come out well, I won't worry about it Smiley

The squeegee that I have can't really be cut. it has a hard plastic handle with a rubber blade that is a bit more flexible than the blades used for printing. It seems to have worked pretty well, although I am using thickened dyes which may not have the same consistency as ink/paints.
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« Reply #333 on: May 28, 2013 08:57:07 AM »

I'll have to keep an eye out for some shower squeeges, now. I wonder if I could cut them down to size? Of course, if you find that the prints didn't come out well, I won't worry about it Smiley

The squeegee that I have can't really be cut. it has a hard plastic handle with a rubber blade that is a bit more flexible than the blades used for printing. It seems to have worked pretty well, although I am using thickened dyes which may not have the same consistency as ink/paints.

I have used one like that, you can cut them with something like a dremel..(or really hack at it with a knife, but that won't work so well) and since the handle will then be off centre, just ditch the handle and hold it above the rubber blade...messy..but cheaper...
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« Reply #334 on: May 28, 2013 12:57:36 PM »

Whew!  Sent to LouLew.  Can I say thank goodness?  I certainly picked a challenging swap as my first one.  But I learned sooo much about fabric printing.  I'd like to take a hands-on class from an instructor about the different techniques and fabric surfaces and various paints, etc.  I've made so many mistakes but it's been fun!!!  Thanks all for your patience and tips and advice.  Peace out  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #335 on: May 28, 2013 05:40:58 PM »

I'm so close to being done! I'm finishing printing tomorrow night to give everything the rest of the time to dry before sending. I'm really quite happy with how my fabrics are coming out Smiley
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« Reply #336 on: May 28, 2013 06:03:45 PM »

I finally got my fabric washed! It's not dry yet, because I have another load of laundry in, but as soon as it's done, I'll pop the fabric in. I still have a couple of other pieces to wash but I didn't want to risk bleeding of colors. I may hand wash the last couple of pieces...

Now, I have to remember why I picked out those particular fabrics, since I seem to have misplaced my list...
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« Reply #337 on: May 28, 2013 07:22:38 PM »

After taking the fabric out of the dryer, I now realize why the FQ labels all say "Do not pre-wash." The edges of the fabric frayed and all of the pieces were tied in a knot by the frayed threads. I cut the threads to release them from their thread umbillicus, and now I just need to iron them before I print!

I have a question I'm hoping someone can answer... The pieces of fabric that I planned to hand wash had the "Fat Quarter" label on them, and when I went to peel them off, the label on one (I didn't try the others yet), left a sticky residue on the fabric. Does anyone know how to remove that without damaging the fabric? I don't think regular hand-washing will do it, and I'm pretty sure I can't print over the sticky spot.
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« Reply #338 on: May 28, 2013 08:02:31 PM »

After taking the fabric out of the dryer, I now realize why the FQ labels all say "Do not pre-wash." The edges of the fabric frayed and all of the pieces were tied in a knot by the frayed threads. I cut the threads to release them from their thread umbillicus, and now I just need to iron them before I print!

I have a question I'm hoping someone can answer... The pieces of fabric that I planned to hand wash had the "Fat Quarter" label on them, and when I went to peel them off, the label on one (I didn't try the others yet), left a sticky residue on the fabric. Does anyone know how to remove that without damaging the fabric? I don't think regular hand-washing will do it, and I'm pretty sure I can't print over the sticky spot.

I always try another adhesive, either the same sticker or duct tape.  Cover the spot and maybe the gooey is attracted to the gooey.  I'm also a fan of goo gone on a washcloth or paper towel.
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« Reply #339 on: May 29, 2013 09:07:47 AM »

After taking the fabric out of the dryer, I now realize why the FQ labels all say "Do not pre-wash." The edges of the fabric frayed and all of the pieces were tied in a knot by the frayed threads. I cut the threads to release them from their thread umbillicus, and now I just need to iron them before I print!

This happened to me too.... I didn't even realize you weren't supposed to pre-wash fat quarters.
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