Transfer Methods & Cute Little Pillows

I made the cutest little pillows thanks

This one was transferred with the Citrasolv method.
And in case you don't know, painters drop cloth comes in different weights. Not all painter's cloth is the same! 
Originally I bought one from Home Depot, the fabric was great, loved it, but it was very rough. I got another one from Lowes, it was much softer, the same weight, but the fabric was softer and easier to work with.
These pillows were printed in my printer believe it or not. I stuck the fabric to sticker paper, trimmed it to the size of the 8x10" size,  ran it through the printer (with my fingers crossed), and it actually worked....very well too I might add!
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If you would like step by step printer directions for this technique please visit Gail at My Repurposed Life for a great tutorial!
Now wait, how about color!
And this one is my favorite!
Notice the little tags I made that say "Paris... they were made from a rubber stamp and Stayzon ink pad.
This one I wrote out freehand with a fabric marker.
And this one I bought... I couldn't resist, it was so cute!
And last but not least is a mini pin cushion pillow.
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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Susan! These pillows are adorable! Great job! You made so many - you must have been very busy to get all these done. I have run fabric through my printer also, but instead of sticker paper (is it expensive?) you can just iron your fabric onto freezer paper, which is really cheap! I love you blog!

  2. These are great! My printer would never allow canvas...sometimes it can accept muslin...but how do you keep the ink from running if they should get wet?

  3. I love all of them. I haven't got up the nerve to put fabric through my printer yet - but looking at all your gorgeous projects - I want to do it even more. Saw you on Graphics Fairy.

  4. Wow, I am so impressed! They look fabulous! You make it sound so easy! Not sure about my printer, what kind do you have?

  5. Your pillows are just great! I love all of the images you chose!


  6. Those are absolutely wonderful. Thanks for the treat!!

  7. My favorite is the printer method. I use spray adhesive on the paper and it works easy. Here's my issue with them. They bleed if moisture or water touches them. BooHoo, so I gave up on this idea.

  8. Love these! Gotta love paint drop cloths!

  9. Those look really cute! Wow... great thinking
    Thanks for linking it to my Organizing Mission link party.

  10. Oh my goodness, I love these. The red print one is my favorite one too!

  11. Those are great! I want to make one. :)

    Thank you for sharing at the Weekend Warrior Link Party.


  12. Susan ~ I LOVE those!!! They came out so awesome! I want to try but hmmmm I am thinking my printer will protest big time since it doesn't even like muslin~
    Thank you for sharing with us!!


  13. love this! nice

  14. Wonderful ideas! I really like the graphics. Thanks for sharing at the blog hop summer links party.

  15. OMG, cutest idea EVER!!! I love this :) I am obsessed with cute pillows, this is darling! Found ya from Running with Glitter, have a great day!

  16. Okay, I'm jealous! I tried doing this a couple of weeks ago and the fabric kept getting stuck in my husband's printer. I finally went for iron-on :(.

  17. LUV your pillows!!! What kind of printer do you have? I would love to try this! :)

    xoxo laurie

  18. Hello Susan
    These are Fabulous! I Think I Just Might Have to Try you Technique. I have been nervous about using fabric in my Printer But your Results are much Too Tempting!
    Thank you for Sharing!
    Have a Wonderful Week!

  19. OK! I am putting my drop cloth through he printer. The color looks awesome, so much brighter than with the iron on transfer paper I have been using....and cheaper!

  20. i just love these pillows, outstanding job! thanks so much for sharing this at my party!

  21. Your pillows are wonderful. I think I would be so afraid to run fabric through the printer. I can't imagine what my hubby would say.

  22. I just love that look. Good to know it works in the do you wash them/get the ink to set completely?

  23. These pillows are amzing. Love them all, but I especially love the red one.

    Have a lovely weekend!

  24. If you would quit making such cute things... I would be able to quit featuring you!! LOL I am going to feature this tomorrow on my link party.
    Thanks so much.

  25. Love all the pillows!
    Thanks for linking up!
    my uncommon slice of suburbia
    (blogger won't let me sign in)

  26. These are fabulous, love the Paris tags!!! Thanks so much for sharing how you did this, just terrific!!!

  27. You can use bubble jet set ,on the fabric,before printing on it. It will help with the ink

  28. You can use bubble jet set to keep the ink from washing off or running.

  29. Love them! Have you found a way to make them waterproof? In the past when i have done these. even the slightest bit of water makes them run :(. Also, you can use freezer paper to run them through your printer--just iron the waxy side to te back of your fabric--much cheaper option!

  30. That bug pillow is amazing! Can't believe you were able to run that through your printer. It's something I've been too nervous to try.


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