Quilt labels & Bubble Jet 2000 help needed.

magothyrivergirlJune 4, 2011

I bought the Bubble Jet Rinse & The Bubble Jet Set 2000 a while ago.

Do you use it when making Quilt labels with your inkjet printers? I thought I saved instructions from this forum that mary_c posted , but I cannot find them.

I can always follow the directions on the bottle ~LOL~ that would be too simple :). I thought there was a tip for success. Please help.......

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jennifer_in_va

I have used the Jet Set 2000 (not the rinse). I follow the instructions on the bottle, and as long as I follow ALL the instructions, it works just fine!

You should be fine!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2011 at 11:08PM
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mary_c_gw

Oh, I just follow the directions on the bottle, and it works fine.

Perhaps the "hint" I had was the type of freezer paper I used - it's heavier than the stuff on a roll. It's also precut in 8.5x11" sheets, so it goes through the printer beautifully.

I think Nancy's Notions may now sell this, but I got mine from C. Jenkins Necktie Company. Link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: C. Jenkins

    Bookmark   June 5, 2011 at 10:03AM
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mary_c_gw

Well, I just learned something!

The C. Jenkins is Cathy Jenkins, and she started out making custom handmade neckties. She INVENTED Bubble Jet Set! It's a pretty interesting website.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2011 at 10:38AM
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magothyrivergirl

I was just reading about using the Bubble set on another website - FAQ - link below-

I have a front load washer, which I think never uses enough water for some things.

I was going to use Kona Premium white muslin for the labels - I'll let you know how it works.

Thanks Jennifer & Mary.

Here is a link that might be useful: FAQ Bubble set 2000

    Bookmark   June 5, 2011 at 10:55AM
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dian57

I've just been making labels on muslin using my regular printer. What's the advantage of Bubble set 2000?

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 6:19AM
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magothyrivergirl

As I understand it, strictly from reading, the Bubble set 2000 sets the ink on the images, and makes for a brighter, sharper image. I also washed in the Bubble Rinse that removes the extra dyes.

You are supposed to wait 30 minutes before washing - I did not on one of the labels and some of the wording blurred. I also forgot to remove the freezer paper - That's what happens when you are trying to cook dinner and make labels at the same time - different floors & outside. Even with that huge mistake the label looks very good, but I will make a new one correctly. Fortunately I cut the labels apart, so only did one wrong. The other one is perfect & I used magenta ink!

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 8:56AM
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jennifer_in_va

Trust me, if you don't use the Bubble JetSet just like it says, you lose your writing/ink when you wash the label. I still have 2 labels to replace those on quilts finished years and years ago that faded and blurred when I washed them. Lazy me hasn't stopped to replace the labels.

Being able to use the printer gives labels a real professional look to a finished quilt.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 9:54AM
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magothyrivergirl

Jennifer~you sound anything but Lazy ~LOL~

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 10:40AM
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mary_c_gw

Jennifer, you're not lazy in the least.

Dian57, jet printer ink will wash out of your labels. Two or three washes and gone! The Bubble Jet Set adds a mordant to the fabric to allow the ink to bond and set.

It works well, and I much prefer soaking my own fabric and using it as opposed to buying the pretreated "printer ready fabric sheets". I've used several brands of printer-ready fabric, and I find them stiff, unwieldy, and not something I want in my quilts.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 8:54PM
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jennifer_in_va

MRG & Mary~

Oh, I can most definitely be lazy! Especially if it's something I don't want to do! lol Hand sewing labels isn't a favorite thing to do, so I can't motivate myself to re-do it!

They'll get done some day!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 9:13AM
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