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Sublimating Quilting Fabric

Sublimated Photo

Did you know that you could put your baby’s pictures, or your family pictures, or your wedding  pictures, or your pets pictures, (the list is unlimited) that you would like to MAKE INTO AN HEIRLOOM,  in a quilt?  It’s another wonderful way to keep your memories alive! I’m not talking about printing them on with an ink jet printer either.

I’m talking about Sublimation!

Sublimation is the process by which an image printed on paper is transferred to another surface (here it’s fabric)!   Sublimation is the passage of dye (ink) directly from a solid to a vaporized state through the action of heat and pressure causing them to bond with the fibers of synthetic materials such as polyester. Sublimation allows for more creative designs than screen printing or cut and sew methods. Colors are permanently impregnated into the fabric (NOT JUST PRINTED ON) so they will not stiffen, crack, fade, or wash out, with proper care.

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