TAP Transfer Artist Paper

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TAP Transfer Artist Paper used for dog photo

I just finished up a quick little project using Lesley Riley’s TAP Transfer Artist Paper that C&T Publishing sent to me. I used a photo of my friend’s Basset Hound and put some info about the breed behind the photo. I used Photoshop and reversed the image before printing on the TAP Transfer Artist Paper with my inkjet printer.

TAP Transfer Artist Paper used for dog photo

For my background fabric, I used the Heavenly Hues Halo batik from Island Batik. I carefully ironed the transfer onto the fabric using a piece of painter’s tape to secure it in place. Following the directions, I used a hot, dry iron and then removed the backing while it was still hot. I was nervous but it worked perfectly.

TAP Transfer Artist Paper used for dog photo

Then I added a border of another Island Batik fabric from the Countryside Collection. This is a new one that will be shown at the Market. I made a quilt using the collection. I had a couple of Aurifil threads that matched perfectly.

The Transfer Artist Paper gives your image a rubbery feel like a film. I wasn’t sure how much free-motion quilting I should do on it and didn’t want to have to take out stitches which I think would leave a permanent mark so I just outlined the dog and border. It worked okay, just made a lot of noise.

TAP Transfer Artist Paper used for dog photo

This is going to be a gift to Otis’s “mom and dad”. I took the photo last summer when he was a pup. Last weekend he came for a visit and I took him for a walk…..he is getting big!

If you like any of the photos and use Pinterest please pin them as C&T Publishing as a contest going on for the most re-pins. Maybe that means I should pin and you should re-pin……LOL.

TAP Transfer Artist Paper used for dog photo

I had fun using the TAP Transfer Artist Paper and I think I’ll try it on t-shirts for the girls. If I plan on doing a lot of free-motion quilting I think it would be better to just run the fabric through my printer.

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  1. carolegoldquilts says:

    I like the design you created by combining info and image. Otis' "parents" will be pleased, I'm quite sure!

  2. So cute! Otis and his humans are going to love that!

  3. So cute! They are going to treasure this forever!!

  4. Susan Arnold says:

    That looks really great! I didn't know there was such a paper around–gotta try it with pictures of my fur babies!

  5. The Slow Quilter says:

    I have been using TAP for at least 3 years. I really love it for fast projects since you can also draw on it also. Love the picture.

  6. Connie Kresin Campbell says:

    Tammy, I would either use freezer paper or anymore I purchase the sew-in Colorfast Fabric sheets by June Tailor. They work great.

  7. Otis' family is going to be over the moon about that pillow Connie! It is awesome! Thank you for showing us the paper and this terrific project! Did you pin it yet? I'll go repin if you did.

  8. Tammy Hutchinson says:

    Good to know about this product-thanks for the review. You said you might just print on the fabric if you planned on much FMQ on the piece-will you mention how you do that? I suppose iron on to freezer paper – do you wash the fabric first? Thanks and Otis' family will love this!

  9. Great idea and it looks wonderful too. Our Bassett Hounds were never that thin!!!