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Author Topic: Quilt Panel of Collie  (Read 151 times)

Description: This panel was applied same as T-shirt logos

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Quilt Panel of Collie
« on: January 25, 2017, 06:40:53 PM »
The subject panel is the center of a comfort quilt that I am making for a friend who has cancer. He and his family have 4 collies.

This panel, as stated, was applied to fabric the same as logos on t-shirts. Wondering how these images hold up after laundering them. I did not back this photo. Hoping that it doesn't wrinkle up and look awful.

Anyone have experience with this type of quilt panel? If so, how did it hold up after washing. Thank you
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Re: Quilt Panel of Collie
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2017, 07:48:38 AM »
Hi, Little Bit o Heaven.

I just now saw your post and I'm wondering, is this a picture of the dogs your friend has or is it a panel of fabric that you bought at the quilt shop?

I've done lots of pictures and put them in my quilts.  I use the fabric sheets made for putting photos on fabric and follow the instructions for printing them off on my printer.  And, I do let them dry for a day and then heat set them with my iron on a high setting like linen.  And, they do withstand washing pretty well.  I made a quilt for my DGS years ago and I know my DD washed it many times.  The pictures will fade slightly but the pictures are still there.

But, I'm not sure if this is the kind of panel you're talking about. You said it's similar to t-shirts and many of those have an almost rubbery like image applied to the cloth.  As to shrinkage, the batting is usually the cause of that unless you pre shrink it. Cotton causes the wrinkly look of most quilts.  Polyester is nearly shrink free so it doesn't cause the wrinkles quite as much.

I hope I've helped with my answers.
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Re: Quilt Panel of Collie
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2017, 10:32:52 AM »
Hi Jean! Thank you for your input. This collie panel is not of a photo of his dog. It is, as you described, a rubbery type that is heat set on the fabric like those on t-shirts.

I believe that the fabric cit was attached to is cotton, however, not really sure. In retrospect, I should have ironed on a light-weight backing first. Since I did not do that, I echo quilted around the picture and am hoping that will help.

I'm hoping that the picture itself will hold up alright and the close quilting around it will keep it's background fabric more stable.

A few weeks ago, when I was watching Jenny from MSQC and Rob from Man Sewing make these burst blocks she said to Rob, "I have never had anyone not want one of my quilts because the blocks didn't match." So hoping that however it turns out he will be happy to have it and it will bring him a bit of comfort.

BTW, Jean, which printer do you have? I recently replaced my great HP printer, which printed great photos on photo sheets, with a Canon and I am no longer able to print my own photos on photo cloth. So disappointed. Thanks again, Yolanda
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Re: Quilt Panel of Collie
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2017, 02:05:43 PM »
It sounds like you already had things worked out when you posted the question but I think you've done just fine with the quilt.  You know it will be appreciated.  So sorry to hear of people and their struggles with cancer.  I sure wish they could figure out cures.

I have an HP printer.  I'm surprised that the Canon won't let you print.

I see you live in Northern Wi part of the time.  We are only 15 miles from the WI line when we are in Michigan's UP for the winter.  So, I'm curious as to where you are located.
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Re: Quilt Panel of Collie
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2017, 02:13:33 PM »
I didn't really have a plan worked out when I posted but need to get this done and to him. His cancer started in his shoulder (don't know time line). He has lost his arm to the disease. It is now showing up in other places. He is a friend of one of my sons. Think he is in his mid 50s.

The Canon printer will print on cloth, however, the image is very light. Too light to begin with. Tried finding some tech info but was not successful.

We live in Grantsburg. If you look at the Wisconsin outline, which resembles a profile, we are close to the tip of the nose. We are about 15 miles east of the Minnesota border. Thanks again, Jean, for your reply. I so appreciate it. Yolanda
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Re: Quilt Panel of Collie
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2017, 07:57:24 AM »
It is just so sad when someone that young is battling with such an aggressive cancer.  I know he will be comforted by your quilt.  It is lovely.  May it give him peace.

I guess you are way far away from where we are.  We spend our summers in the UP of Michigan and I do have a  friend that is in the NE corner of Wi.  We meet half way sometimes at the quilt shop in Ironwood, Mi.  It's always such fun when we get a chance to do that.

Have a good day.
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Re: Quilt Panel of Collie
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2017, 08:05:10 AM »
It's a beautiful quilt.

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Re: Quilt Panel of Collie
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2017, 01:26:53 PM »
It's beautiful and he will love it. With the dogs in the house, your friend may not mind dog hair and the quilt may not get washed as often as you may think. There's also the option of running a lint brush or something over it. From having washed T-shirts with that rubbery stuff on them. it takes A LOT of washing before the fabric breaks down.
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Re: Quilt Panel of Collie
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2017, 06:29:59 PM »
Martina! Thank you for your insight and input. Your post makes so much sense and I feel much better about the panel. Yolanda
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