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Member since 02 Feb 2007
Member from Mangere Central
I am scheming up a storm,and thank you for your reply Threadz.
It may happen one day.
Member since 17 Mar 2009
Member from Gore
Mona, I havent tried that idea as yet,but maybe ask someone that has done it already. Just experiment, and it will work out. I visited a new patchwork shop just opened in our town last week. Its called The Art Of Craft Ltd. Wonderful, and lots more to come into the store. I can see it being a hub for crafters as the atmosphere and service is outstanding.Certainly much needed for all of us who are interested in colour, sharing, and good advise etc.Has been so lacking of late.
Member since 01 Sep 2009
Member from Porirua
Found this in my notebook I keep of things I must try one day
Member since 30 Jul 2006
Member from Bishopdale
Thanks for that link but what actually IS freezer paper
Definition of the crafting term 'Freezer Paper' - It is a fairly heavy white paper with a plastic coating on one side.Ooooh I think I may have bitten off,more than I can chew.But my Idea was to do a baby's Cot quilt,with Photo's of the family on the Centre piece.But apparently this will also depend on the Ink that is in my printer.If its water proof or not.I think another one of me dreams bite the dust.And thank you Hip Nana for that link,One day maybe.
Mona, dont give up. Put out some feelers, as Im sure someone in the quilting circles will have done what you want to do, before.Talk to different ones. I have seen it on a quilt.It was a life story in pictures for an 80th birthday for a lady.Showed pics of her milking a cow to her own wedding etc ,etc.
freezer paper you can buy from quilting shops and Spotlight and as Mona says says it has a covering of adhesive on one side which is protected by another sheet of white paper. Very handy for tracing shapes on that you want to applique onto fabric. Trace pattern onto non shiny side of paper, cut out, peel of protective paper, iron adhesive side to wrong side of fabric and you have a shape that will not fray to put on your quilt. I haven't used it for printing on as when the freezer paper and fabric are combined it wont feed through my printer.. Now all is not lost as I have a friend that has put photos on a quilt but I'm not ringing her at this hour of the morning but I will ring her later on today and see how she did it. i think she used something called a 'podge', a liquid that is spread onto the surface of a photo but I don't know all the details, but i will find out. Pouring with rain here so it's a good quilting day. I'm coping better with what's going on down here even though the situation has detoriated to state which we all hoped would never happen, but it has, so we just have to get on with what has to be done. will post again when I have contacted my friend but she's such a gad about she can be hard to get hold of. How's your son Threadz, hope all is going well, think of you all often.
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Member since 06 Apr 2008
Member from Waiuku
Good to see some of you have answers to freezer paper. In lieu of that you can also use covering paper that is wrapped round your printer paper - if you look you will see it has a sort of waxy feel on the inside. Of course you can buy paper/fabric all ready to go, think there is about 10 sheets in each packet but is more expensive of course.
For printing onto fabric your printer needs to be inkjet, not laser print or it will just wash straight off.
As for my son - he is still waiting to go to Palmerston North to start radiation/chemo and his oncology nurse in Gisborne told him he is pencilled in to start next Monday but as yet that is not confirmed. She told PN oncology he needs more than a days notice with having to organise family etc before they head down there. It is about a 5 hour drive.
He is feeling real tired again and having more pain so might possibly need more blood transfused before treatment? He does have painkillers but his worst time is night, lying down causes more pain. I feel so helpless being so far away but I text him most days - thank goodness for modern technology.
HN - your message about was going on was a little cryptic, have I missed something? Hope things are OK with you and TrainMad.
Grownups lunch today and have things to do before heading out the door so must away. Have one of my brothers arriving tonight to stay for 2 weeks (he's from Melbourne) so did baking yesterday.
Quilty hugs to all
Like you Threadz, I wondered also re HN. Glad to hear your son's treatment is about to start.
I also read somewhere about putting something onto the photos that turned them a bit mushy so will await the answers with baited breath
Am waiting for an email from my friend explaining how she transfered her photos onto her quilt. Sorry I was so cryptic it just that if I think about what we are going to have to do it makes me feel rather sick and that kind of messes up my day.
PS Trainmad belongs to LN not me but he is a lovely man, great to talk to, still like my hubby better though
Threadz, and anyone else interested . I know Im off the trail a bit on this site, but I have a receipe (healthy too)that some of you may like to try.
4OZ BUTTER,3OZ SUGAR(RAW IF PREFERED)1 EGG,1/2 CUPS FLOUR,2 CUPS WEETBIX,OR BRAN FLAKES.(CRUSHED)2TSP C/T,1 TSP B/S.VANILLA TO TASTE. SOFTEN BUTTER,ADD SUGAR,BEAT,ADD EGG ,THEN ALL OTHER INGREDIENTS.FORM INTO LOG,CHILL IN FRIDGE, CUT LIKE SHORTBREAD. MOD OVEN. last time I added 1tsp of cacao powder, and 1 tsp of Maco powder. nice lightly spread with your choice . Very morish
Recipe sounds interesting Q13 but please, what is cacao powder and also Maco?
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