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I guess maybe the paper towel I used was to thin, cheap! I will have to try it again with a thicker PP

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There might be build up in your printer that is keeping the towel from feeding through evenly. That happens to me occasionally even with regular paper, so I give my printer a blast of canned air every now and then.

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There might be build up in your printer that is keeping the towel from feeding through evenly. That happens to me occasionally even with regular paper, so I give my printer a blast of canned air every now and then.

Thanks I'll try that :o

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Two questions:

1- where do you blast the canned air? In the area where the paper pickup is, or inside on the rollers?

2- do you just lay the paper towel in the place where you would normally have plain paper?

I just found this thread. What a great idea!

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With my HP, I blast the rollers. With the Epson, I shoot wherever I can reach with the nozzle. Canned air is lots of fun, I even use it to dust my dollhouses :thumb:

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It's so strong, you have to be careful not to blow away everything in the house, don't you? I clean my keyboard with it, I've not used it for dusting! You are brave. :thumb:

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Wow I can't believe all these things I am learning here. Makes me want to get my printer working again. Did you know that if your grand daughter fills your printer with rice Krispies it will stop working :dry:

Oh well , maybe Santa will bring m a new one for Christmas this year :thumb:

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Wow I can't believe all these things I am learning here. Makes me want to get my printer working again. Did you know that if your grand daughter fills your printer with rice Krispies it will stop working :dry:

Oh well , maybe Santa will bring m a new one for Christmas this year :thumb:

Ouch! :D Rice Krispies? In the printer?! Did she think it was hungry? (Feed the printer?)

Oh, and I am careful with the canned air :teehee:

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Did you know that if your grand daughter fills your printer with rice Krispies it will stop working :dry:

Gotta love them anyway :thumb:

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I have always been to cheap to use my printer for color. I was so impressed with the picture of Tracy's rug that I printed one in black and white. I am definately going to have to buy a color cartridge. Thanks for the great idea!! Pam

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As a quilter, I love the idea of having quilts in my houses. My mother made me one for my childhood house, but I don't have the patience for the tiny stitches it would take to make the number I would want. I can't wait to try this idea. Thanks for it!

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I just tried to print a quilt on a 2-ply paper towel (Shaw's brand but similar to Bounty), and it worked. Here is a picture assuming I did this correct. I like the design of the quilting on the 2-ply with the quilt.

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Hey, where is the picture :) ?

I told Ya it worked and they tirn out vey nice too :ph34r:

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Here is the picture. I think I finally figured out how to post a picture :ph34r:

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Wow I can't believe all these things I am learning here. Makes me want to get my printer working again. Did you know that if your grand daughter fills your printer with rice Krispies it will stop working :dry:

Oh well , maybe Santa will bring m a new one for Christmas this year :ph34r:

Nope didnt know that :lol: hehe, rice crispies ehhh, hmm might give for an intereting "filling " effect when printing perhaps?

Hopefully there will be a replacement in the near future then ;)

Hear's for hoping! :)

Hugs

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Well, you guys are making me want to run out and buy some paper towels, since I am out at the moment. Hubby suggested a napkin, but I think it would be too thin. I am definately going to try this.

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I think I finally figured out how to post a picture :)

Wow, that is a beautiful quilt! No-one would guess it started life as a paper towel. :ph34r: Great job!

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Hubby suggested a napkin, but I think it would be too thin. I am definately going to try this.

Judi, I think as long as it is a single ply napkin, it will work :ph34r:

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wow what an idea. I sure will try that. my mother made me a quilt about 10 years ago. I wish she was around to make me more. now I know I have to learn to do this.

both of you have done a beautiful job on the quilts.

Maybe someday I'll learn how to post a picture.

Beth

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Are you using an ink jet or laser printer? :thumb:

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I think mine is a inkjet (don't see any laser beams :) Okay I'll stop :thumb:)

I have a HP office jet G55

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Wow, that is a beautiful quilt! No-one would guess it started life as a paper towel. :thumb: Great job!

Thanks, my mother made it and won a second place ribbon in a quilt show many years ago with it.

My printer is an ink jet. Epson CX5400--one of the printer, scanner, photocopier deals. The best part is the ink is suppose to be fade resistant.

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a napkin, but I think it would be too thin.

I would think one of the Kleenex dinner napkins would be about right.

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Here is what I did this morning.

I have a HP All-In-One Office Jet printer. I used scotch tape and a used piece of 8.5" x 11" plain paper. I taped one end of a 6" x 11" (we use the choose-a-size, Brawny I think) to the center edge of the paper. Placed it face down in the paper tray, like mine feeds a mailing label, with the taped end in first.

I chose a print a label program from my software and placed a rug I made from clipart and a picture mat, saved as a jpg on every other label down the center of the labels. I got a wonderful little door mat. I'm sure the paper towel is 2 ply, I didn't think about that before I started the project, but it worked VERY well. Can't wait to try it for more things.

You can find lots of quilts to print if you do a Google search for quilts (or amish quilts) and click Images, instead of Web.

Thank you for starting this idea going. I'll add the clipart to this post, if I can remember how.

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