I Yearn to Iron

So Kalli (my sister-in-law who is ten billion times craftier than me) told me that if you have a laser printer, you can print out any design your heart desires on plain ol‘ paper, spray some sort of citrus stuff on it, iron it onto fabric and the design will transfer! Is this real? Is she yanking my chain?

I’ve done endless research trying to find a tutorial (ok, I googled “laser printer transfer citrus” once) and haven’t come up with anything yet. But if I do, and I happen to gain ownership of both a laser printer and a chair like Terri’s here, I’m totally going to do the same thing. In the meantime, I guess could just look for similar fabric, but where’s the fun in that?!

Check it out on her blog Fresh Cut Flours.

UPDATE: Tutorial has been found! See it HERE. Thanks Karen!

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  1. I am so glad I stopped by today… I JUST bookmarked this tutorial and I think it is what you are looking for!


    Good luck!!

  2. I think they did something like this on Design on a Dime on HGTV but transferred the image onto tile.

  3. Gorgeous!

  4. Omg gorgeous transformation!

  5. Or if you REALLY wanted the fabric, you could just contact me and I could purchase it and send it to you *wink*. Sadly, I don’t even know the maker so that someone could look for it online! Having said that, I am going to take a look at the tutorial for doing something similar!

    Thanks so much for the “shout out”…I am currently working on the twin chair, but it is not going to look anything like this one!


  7. LOVE this!

  8. Oh my heart did a pitter pat for this one. Fabulous is all the clever I can come up with for this.

  9. Oh my heart did a pitter pat for this one. Fabulous is all the clever I can come up with for this.

  10. Oh my heart did a pitter pat for this one. Fabulous is all the clever I can come up with for this.

  11. So, how does this hold up to washing?

  12. Thanks Terri! I would consider that, but then I would have to stop being lazy and do something deserving of that fabric!

    As for how it holds up in the wash … you got me! The tutorial in the link said they used it on dish towels, so I’m guessing it can handle it … maybe …

  13. I used the tutorial found here:

    I have tried the technique and it worked beautifully. I had to rub (burnish) really, really hard though! I was using a spoon-next time I will use an old doorknob. Also, If you use too much Citrasolv on the paper it will make it very wet and it will be more prone to tear with all of the rubbing.

  14. Whew, at least Kali wasn’t lying to you right? I have a laser printer, and NO ONE sells transfer paper for laser printers, (well at least my local stores don’t) so the links your followers added are a lifesaver.

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