What is inking on fabric? For some traditional quilters, this might seem like quite the odd phrase. Inking is the process of using ink and applying it to a surface like fabric for a unique and personalized look. While you can certainly use inking on fabric as a way of applying a quilt label or special message, many use the technique as a way of adding embellishment to their tops. Learn about inking on fabric for signature quilts, embellishing or labels.
|1. Cut freezer paper the same size as the piece to be signed (for Signature Quilt, cut 2½” x 6½” rectangle).|
|2. Using dark permanent marker, draw ¼” seam lines on paper. If desired, draw line(s) for signature (Photo A).|
|3. Press freezer paper to wrong side of fabric.|
|4. Use drawn lines for guidance when writing on fabric piece (Photo B). If lines are not visible through fabric, use a light box. Instruct signer to keep writing inside drawn seam lines!|
|1. If your handwriting isn’t neat, or you want a fancy signature, find a font you like on your computer. Type signature, adjust to desired size, and print (Photo C). Adhere freezer paper to fabric; trace signature.|
|2. Press fabric to heat set ink.|