Friday, April 04, 2014

Printing on twill tutorial

 
As I mentioned yesterday, I wanted to add the word "Showers" on twill tape on my AYOS mini quilt. I impressed myself by finding the twill tape within in seconds of stating to look, printed onto it first time and the mini is now finished and on display. I used to print often onto twill tape when I scrapbooked, so it was fun to try it again. Here is a step by step tutorial of how I achieved it.

 

First I printed my wording onto a piece of scrap paper - landscape orientation - until I achieved the size of type I wanted. This is Bradley Hand 70.

Having first ironed my twill tape,  I stuck my tape over the wording with double sided sticky tape. I should really have used Herma dots as they rub off and make heat pressing the tape easier. Then I stuck down the leading edge of the tape with sellotape. This is an essential step to stop the twill getting snagged when printing.
 
 
I used a bold font and selected a photo printing setting when printing to get good saturation of ink. Then I pressed the tape to heat set it. This mini quilt is not designed to be washed. If you're using the technique on something designed to be used and washed. Wash the twill before stitching it down.


 
I used pinking shears to cut the twill down to size and did a double row of stitches very close to the edge. The mini quilt is now on display until I receive my mini quilt in Cheryll's swap. Cheryll is also hosting Friday Night with Friends tonight so I think I'll work on some wonky crosses for a Siblings together quilt and my Stash Bee blocks.
 


8 comments:

Noela said...

Your mini quilt is gorgeous. Hugs.....

QuiltCandy said...

What a fab idea and thank you for the tutorial. This could work well for printing labels too I think?

QuiltCandy said...

PS I guess you need an ink jet printer though? Ours is laser so not sure it would work?

Jane said...

very clever

Jane said...

very clever

Fiona said...

hi... popped over from Cherylls fnwf list... this is a great idea.. thanks - and the mini quilt is adorable
Hugz

Cheryll said...

Gorgeous and clever! We'll done! :)

Elizabeth McKay said...

Brilliant idea...love this mini quilt!!