Computer Printing on Fabric

Computer and inkjet printer

muslin or any light colored 100% cotton

8 1/2” x 11” rectangles light colored fabric or muslin

8 1/2” x 11” rectangles of wax paper

Iron

ron

scissors

If you haven’t tried printing on fabric now is the time to try, it’s a very simple process and anyone can do it.

I cut muslin and a piece of freezer paper the exact size of the copy paper 8.5 x 11 inches. For me the easiest way to do this is to lay my muslin over my ironing board then lay the wax side of a large piece of freezer paper down on top matching the edges as close as you can. Then using a hot iron press the two together. If you get bumps just lift the paper and press again. Then take your bonded muslin and paper to a flat surface and lay a piece of 8.5 x 11 copy paper on top. Using a ruler either draw around the copy paper and cut out through the bonded fabric and freezer paper or use your self healing mat, ruler and cutting wheel and cut out your sheets. You can use the paper several times but make sure the two layers are well bonded and there are no strings when you run them through your printer. Using your inkjet printer put the fabric side down one sheet at a time. Choose your picture and tell it to print, it is that simple. Don’t be discouraged if one has stray ink smudges on it once in a while, set that one aside and print another.

This process is fun for quilts, pillows panels to sew on purses, shirts or anything else you can think of.

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