· Rinse your fabric in water and then soak it in undiluted fabric softener straight from the bottle. (I have used Cuddly ultra)The finer the weave on your fabric the more definition you will have on your printed image.
· Wring the softener out and let the fabric drip dry, collect the unused fabric softener and put it back in the bottle for reuse.
· Iron while they are still slightly damp—mist with a fine water spray from your iron if necessary
2 . Preparing your image
· If you wish to use your image as part of a machine appliqué you will need to print off a template of that appliqué so that you can measure it to gauge the correct measurements for your image.
· Resize your image and copy it into a word document and position it near the bottom of the page.
· Print a copy of that page using the draft option in your printer software if you wish to save ink.
· Tape the fabric onto the page over the draft print an attach with masking tape (painter’s tape) I have changed the background paper to orange so that you can see it in the images here.
· Remove your fabric image and press under a cloth using a dry iron. This is what sets your ink.
Obviously this method of image transfer is not meant for repeated washing. However, it can stand up to immersion in water without colour loss but not for a few days after printing.
The Graphics Fairy