There's been quite a bit of interest in my last post, so I thought I'd provide some more information. This is not a guaranteed washproof method, but as I'm not making items that will be washed, I haven't worried about that. A friend who makes her own quilt labels soaks the fabric first in fabric softener and lets it dry before printing. This seemed too much trouble for me, so I devised my own method of printing.
Firstly, I'm using an HP Deskjet printer, which uses ink. I'm not sure how this would work with a laser printer, so someone could try that out and let me know.
I cut a piece of heavyweight iron-on Vilene (stiffening or interfacing, such is used in dressmaking) to the size of an A4 sheet of paper. This is the size that fits my printer. Then I iron it to the back of the fabric I want to use, and cut to fit. I use only the one piece of fabric in the printer's feeder tray at a time. Then using the software that comes with my printer, I select how I want the photos to print - normally a full page - and then print from there. Once the print is dry, I can remove the Vilene backing - this can be used several times, as long as it still adheres satisfactorily.
And so there's some photographic content, here's Cass with his lovely girlfriend Hattie. She has just left for Spain, where she'll be doing 2 language papers as part of her Law/Arts degree, and she'll be away for 7 weeks! He is missing her already.