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« on: February 13, 2011 03:14:48 PM »

alright, so here's the sitch:
I have a blanket that I got at goodwill (it's khols brand) that's regular material on one side, and super soft fuzzy on the other.  It happens to be filled with down, and quilted (stitched? whatever) into squares, 100 in all. 
what I want to do is put a picture (outline) of a race track on each square as a present for my auto-obsessed boyfriend (anniversary).  the problem:  That's a whole lotta work!!  and i have zero time. I originally thought stenciling would work, but then i realized that's just ridiculous, since I would have to cut out all the freezer paper, print the images, then cut out all the stencils, then stencil them all x100.

here's an example of the images btw: http://www.cartype.com/pics/7017/full/racetracks_2_europe-africa_b.jpg
so I want each track to be on each square (i've split them into separate printable files, and they're about 3x5" each)

so what I'm wondering is, is there some sort of pen I could use to perhaps trace over my images, then iron them on the blanket?  They're rather pixilated, so it would be best if this was possible.  If there's some sort of pen for that, whats the best brand?

any other suggestions would also be super appreciated!!  thanks!!

"You want old ladies to die!!"
"nu-uh I just want their sewing machines!!"
"then why would they have to die?!"
"...cuz death is the only reason I could think of for not wanting to sew..."
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2011 08:19:32 PM »

What about fabric crayons?

Or, could you use fabric tracing paper?  (I'm drawing a blank on the name of the stuff, but we used to use that paper that's black on one side, and you would put it in between sheets of paper when you wrote to make multiple copies?  Anyone remember what that stuff is called?)  There's a fabric version of that.  Maybe you could transfer the images that way and then go over them with fabric paint.

Carbon paper!  That's the stuff.

« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2011 04:09:08 PM »

thanks for replying A2JC4life Smiley
yeah, i thought about crayons, but I wanted it to look really well done, and I am no artist lol.  I actually ended up doing a method of iron transfer paper, then painting over the faint lines it left.  super annoying, but it worked at least.  I tried carbon paper also, but I couldn't apply enough pressure to the fluffy blanket to make it transfer.  I do love me some carbon paper though, i definitely use it for all my embroidery work.  caution though-it doesn't really wash out easy, and the pen carbon paper (i have some for typewriters? i think).  thanks for your feedback though!

"You want old ladies to die!!"
"nu-uh I just want their sewing machines!!"
"then why would they have to die?!"
"...cuz death is the only reason I could think of for not wanting to sew..."
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2011 06:58:43 AM »

I'm glad you figured something out!

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