Friday, April 3, 2009

Printable fabric...

After the business in the USA about painted toys I stopped making my softies (Matryoshkas, Pussikins and the Poochikins) as I had handpainted the faces myself. But I was over at Emily's blog, Ravenhill, the other day and she mentioned that she had placed an order with Spoonflower to print her faces onto cloth. I thought what a fantastic idea. I don't know whether I make enough to go to Spoonflower and thought maybe some printable fabric might be best. Does anyone out there use it and if so, which brand would you recommend?
Not much happening around here this week apart from a few more doorstops added to the shop and Etsy. Click on the pic or go to my sidebar.
The friendship quilt is due to be handed over on Wednesday so I had better get a move on and get my "strip" finished. I can't wait to see what the others come up with.
Have a lovely weekend, Kathryn. XX

14 comments:

Selina said...

hi Kathryn, i've used Mathildas Own inkjet printable fabric, and it seems to work great. I have seen it on ebay, but I bought mine from my local quilt shop. just have to make sure you have an inkjet printer. I have seen a tutorial on printing onto normal fabric, google it and see what pops up. Have a great day!

Selina xx.

Lindi said...

I use the inkjet fabric for my quilt labels. Never had any problems.
You could also get a small silk screen and fabric paint/ink and screen print them yourself (not hard) or search out a Print Gocco machine. (They're actually a lot of fun. I've used one but don't have my own. Love to get one one day.)

Michelle said...

love to find out a good way of printing onto fabric...i have a screen made up but it is very time consuming and doesn't always work out...i have heard about the goccos and i do think this is the best way for small prints...

TattingChic said...

Oh! OH! oH!!! Go on over to Pat Winter's blog! She is the printing photos on fabric QUEEN! She's even shared how she does it from her scanner/printer onto fabric, but I can't find that blog post. Go on over to her blog and check her stuff out! She's amazing:

http://gatherings100.blogspot.com/

That's her link, just paste and copy into your browser window.

Oh, and I would just LOVE one of your darling pursey doorstops someday! I LOVE them! :)

Unfortunately, I'm going to be a bit "car poor" for about 6 years, LOL!

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

I use this site :
http://www.craftycomputerpaper.co.uk/productlist.asp?catid=4&RootCatID=4

They ship internationally.

TattingChic said...

Here's another link for an online catalog for fabric printing:

http://www.vintagevogue.com/onlinestore/cat4_1.htm

I just realized you are wanting to print your faces that you had once hand painted, not photos, right.

Oh, well, who knows maybe something will turn up in one of these links.

i cant sew said...

love those door stops they are sweet!
i love the idea of printable fabric. i would liket o work with it too.
%*_*% rosey

clare's craftroom said...

Sorry those lovely handbags would never sit on my grubby floor . They are just beautiful .

Jodie said...

Hey Kathryn I can give you a sheet of the inkjet printable stuff if you want to give it a go.

I also have a gocco of course - perhaps I'll bring it along on the weekend away????

Sal said...

Hi there!
Thanks for visiting my blog!
You make the most lovely things...now to look in your Etsy shop ;-)

lillycottage said...

HI Kathryn, I use Premium Printable fabric sheets that are 100% cotton and fully washable....can't have dolly faces running. I have made heaps of bags and things from this fabric. It comes in a pack of 10 A4 sheets and you just put it through your normal printer, let it dry then rinse it off, easy peasy lemon squeezy. It is an Australian company too I think. Their website is www.accraft.com.au I only know that because I need to order some more. Hope that helps.
Have a good weekend, Kiss Noises Linda

Nikki said...

I'm loving that Flower Fairies range of fabric you've used there.... I saw it in GJ's today and had to really restrain myself from buying the whole range.

Your doorstops are really pretty!!

pams pretty designs said...

They are so nice,loving the one at the front with the red/white polka-dot,Pamx

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.