How to Add Writing to Fabric

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Lynn Krawczyk of Smudged Textiles Studio has a new book out with Interweave and F+W Media, Intentional Printing. The book is a great beginner’s guide to printing on fabric, featuring 11 techniques like screen-printing, drop cloth printing and stamping. There are also multiple projects in the book so you can use your printed fabric to make something unique and meaningful.

Lynn shares her expertise below with helpful tips for adding writing to your fabric. Just think of the possibilities! You can also win a copy of Intentional Printing with your comment on today’s post. (U.S. residents only this time please.) Tell us what you’d write on fabric to include in your next project! Would you make up your own special quilt tag? Would you write a letter of love to your kiddo? Is there a favorite quote you’d want to incorporate into your work?

Enjoy Lynn’s ideas about How to Add Writing to Fabric, and be sure to comment for your chance to win a copy of Intentional Printing.

Handwriting and art– the two things that are inherently unique to each person. No two people will have the same writing and no two people will produce the same art, even if they are taught the same techniques. This makes being an artist something very special.

I often incorporate my handwriting into the work that I make because it leaves an undeniable mark of my personal vision. It’s a very easy way to make it stand out from others.
What do I write? Here’s the cool part… Whatever comes to mind! The point of paint writing isn’t always about making sure that the text is legible. It’s about movement, it’s about adding a bit of mystery. You can certainly focus on making the writing front and center but you don’t need to. It can add a beautiful abstraction to your work that draws people in for a closer look.

As a surface design artist obsessed with adding pattern to fabric, it was pretty exciting to realize that something I’ve been doing my whole life could be used in my artwork. I work primarily with paint and wanted to stick with that medium. It turns out that with a little practice, you can paint write on your artwork with minimal tools and fuss!

Here is what you need to “paint write” on fabric:
1. Fabric: I like working on my own hand dyes or commercial solids. Any type of fabric will do.

2. Paint: If you are working on fabric, use textile paint (there is more of an explanation below). But if you are working on something that won’t get washed or stitched on, any type of acrylic paint will do.

3. Squeeze Botttles: I use these 2 oz. squeeze bottles. They are soft so your hands don’t get tired when you work on larger projects.

4. A Print Surface: Paint will often seep through fabric. It’s a sneaky little bugger. Make sure that your table is protected. A heavier piece of fabric, like canvas, beneath what you are printing on works really well. Iron it well so that there aren’t any odd bumps that can interfere with your paint writing.

And here are my best tips for writing on fabric with paint:
1. Practice first! Have some scrap fabric on hand to try out the technique until it feels comfortable.

2. Use paint that has a medium viscosity. By that I mean it’s not too thick and it’s not too thin. If the paint is too thick, it will be difficult to squeeze out of the bottle and it’ll create huge blobs. If the paint is too thin, it will bleed and the writing will look super sloppy. The average craft paint works well.

3. If you are working on fabric like I do and want to stitch your work, use a textile paint. Textile paint has a medium in it that helps reduce the amount of stiffness it adds to the fabric. My go-to brand is Jacquard Textile or Jacquard Neopaque fabric paint. The Textile type is more transparent and the Neopaque type is more solid which makes it good for working on dark fabrics. They also make a metallic called Lumeire that is very nice for adding a touch of shimmer. (I talk extensively about fabric paint in the book, lot of details there to help you choose the one that is right for your project.)

4. Use steady pressure when squeezing the bottle. This will help prevent air bubbles from forming. These can cause splatters mid writing.

5. Lightly touch the surface of the fabric; don’t press hard. You want to give the paint a chance to contact the fabric but not scrape it.

6. If you have trouble with your fabric moving when you are trying to write on it, you could be pressing too hard. Try using less pressure. You can also tape down the corners with masking tape to keep it in place.

What kind of projects can you make with this technique? Anything. I mean it… Anything. It can be used on celebration banners, tote bags, t-shirts and collages. The sky’s the limit! Give it a shot; I know you’ll love it just as much as I do!

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155 Responses to How to Add Writing to Fabric

  1. cindy says:

    I would like to start a new tablecloth w/ family signatures for the holidays.
    Thanks. Interesting ideas.

  2. patty says:

    Great tips in this post from Lynn! I have many projects I would like to add writing to – wall hanging and some personalized quilts.

  3. Roseanna says:

    Perhaps a pillow…
    Many a bard’s untimely death
    Lends unto his verses breath;
    Here’s a song was never sung:
    Growing old is dying young.
    –Edna St. Vincent Millay

  4. Kim Howard says:

    Hi, don’t know if my post went through!
    1. Jacques Prevert’s poem “how to paint a bird in a cage” with vertical lines of the poem words, with birds flying through…
    2. Mary Oliver Bear poems with words making following the shape of bear foot prints
    3. Maya Angelou poem with black face shapes on white fabric and white face shapes on black fabric
    4. Just letters in different font tossed pattern of black on white and grey squares

  5. Kim says:

    Great fun!
    1. bear footprints with lines of Mary Oliver poetry about bears
    2. silhouette of a bird in a cage and flying out the door with lines from Jacques Prevert’s How to Paint a Portrait of a Bird
    3. White on black and black on white of Maya Angelou’s poetry
    4. letters and words hanging on a clothesline
    5. Quotes from Van Gogh’s letters in white to Theo with swirling stars on black

  6. Lynn says:

    I attended a Native American Wellness Workshop yesterday and a comment made by a presenter had so much meaning to me. When I saw this post of writing messages in paint, I thought I could share those words with others, they may find it just as helpful and or meaningful to them. Since I love to sew, I could incorporate this into some of my sewing projects. Excited to get started.

  7. Stephanie says:

    I’d love to write a secret note to my son on some clothes!

  8. kathleen s says:

    I can’t wait to try this. Have you tried using thickened dyes and discharging?

  9. ikbel says:

    I’am decorating my little boy room now and it would be nice if I could print cool symbols (or writing) on the storage box I’d planned to sew.

  10. This post is so timely! I have purchased sheer curtain panels that I want to write my (and my beloved’s) favorite poems upon to hang on the arbor at our outdoor summer wedding. I want to be able to have these curtains hang in our house after the wedding.

  11. Yes, this book will be helpful.

  12. Carmen N says:

    I think it would be fun to create my own quilt labels – or write a short, special note to the recipient.

  13. Andrea says:

    I would create my own designs on plain fabric and use it to create soft furnishings 🙂

  14. Nicole Sender says:

    I would personalize pillowcases for my grand kids!

  15. Writing on fabric is sooo cool! I would make blocks with my favorite quotes for my kids, sassy ones of the type “Never miss an opportunity to shut up” and others… 🙂

  16. Jeannie says:

    I love the idea of this book! As a matter of fact, I’ll probably buy it if I don’t win it. What would I write? I can think of so many things—poems, favorite quotes, family names. In different languages, too.

  17. MJ Kasz says:

    I look forward to adding personal writing on my fabric creations. It would be great to make a friend for a gift this personal way.

  18. How fun! I would write my favorite quotes on a pillow!

  19. Lucie says:

    Can’t wait to try these ideas. So wonderful and fun !

  20. Betty says:

    I’m looking forward to reading this book and trying the techniques. Thank you for the demo.

  21. Lainie says:

    I would love to write love letters to my children and grandchildren, with a particular piece of art incorporated that would be theirs alone. I do samplers with embroidered writing, but this would be an awesome way to incorporate a larger panel with some type of art!

  22. Brenda says:

    I have always been fascinated by mark making in general and on fabric in particular. I would play with my own dyes and fabrics, and would love the guidance in this book as a refresher/workshop in familiar and not so familiar techniques.

  23. Sue says:

    I love the idea of leaving a personalized message in your own handwriting.

  24. Linda K says:

    I am so thrilled to have found your blog thru Jane’s for the giveaway! I am learning so much about fabric techniques! My first thought on your writing technique would be to write out positive quotes or affirmations, sew them to a few layers of pretty fabrics backed with some Peltex for stability to give to friends. Would love to further my few fabric skills with this book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. Maryjo Kaszubinski says:

    I would love to use the paint writing on prayer flags for friends and also on the Valentine’s quilt I make for my husband each year!

  26. Janette Hall says:

    Thank you for this inspiration. Can’t wait to try out on fabric covered books and boxes to add personal touch. Hope it works on buckram/bookcloth too.

  27. Denise says:

    I love this idea! I would love to try some of the other techniques in the book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. Sue says:

    I would write about my three wonderful grandkids! Another idea is lyrics from my favorite songs. I think this is such a wonderful technique to learn. So many possibilities!

  29. Kathy Davis says:

    I would write my favorite Bible verse – Philippians 2: 3-4.

  30. BJMarley says:

    I want to make labels for my sewing.

  31. Stacey says:

    I’m making a ‘book album’ of crazy quilt pages for different ancestors. I would love to be able to write on the blocks!

  32. I would write about how or what I am up to. Nothing profound just a bit of a commentary on my day.

  33. KimberJ says:

    I think I would like to put a swatch saying this “Key to Life: Life is full of annoyances and irritations but very few real problems, KNOW THE DIFFERENCE” somewhere on every project I make.

  34. Maeve in SC says:

    It would be so cool to write special messages on fabrics with which to make personalized Christmas gifts this year. Want to win this book!!!! Thanks!

  35. Karen B says:

    What an interesting sounding book! I would add love notes. Sometimes I like adding secret notes that get stitched inside of things.

  36. I like to put words on anything and everything – especially words that give you power, sooth your senses, help you dream, and more…..

  37. Sarah says:

    I would do psalms

  38. I love this idea, Ellen!! Map nerds unite!

  39. april says:

    I must try this!

  40. Judith C. says:

    Thank you for the wonderful quote. It’s perfect for us night owls.

  41. Jean K says:

    Love the article and chance to win. Thank you.

  42. Kelly Wilson says:

    That book looks like a lot of fun. I would try my hand at a variety of quilt labels and then do some custom fabric for the actual quilts.
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    notwendy gmail

  43. I think it would be fun to write Winnie the Pooh quotes on nightgowns.

  44. sara says:

    I’ve been thinking about quilts with favorite song lyrics

  45. Michelle G. says:

    Right now I just want to able to label my work, be it blankets or clothes for my kiddo. However, who knows what I will want to do after I master that! 🙂

  46. This is right up my alley. I am an absolute fool for (commercial) fabrics with writing or typography on them. I also collect clever/witty/meaningful sayings for inspiration and in the hope I’ll someday stitch a sampler (if I actually stitched them all, I’d run out of wall space before running out of pithy wisdom).

    I see some paint play in my future!

  47. Carolyn says:

    This is such a fun looking project. Think I’m going to use it to copy a picture my grandson drew for me. With his cute little signature on the bottom. Might use it on a home made throw pillow. Or if I can find the right purse/shopping bag pattern I’ll use it on the side of that for the world to see!
    Thanks, Carolyn

  48. QuiltinGram says:

    I am so going to try this. My Dad was a SignWriter so I learnt silk screening at a young age as well as calligraphy. Quilting is my passion but do stitching as well.

  49. Anya says:

    Such a fun technique! Thank you for sharing.

  50. Diana says:

    I’d write little stories for my grandsons. I LOVE to write on fabric, and would LOVE to win this book!

  51. Kathie Webb says:

    Great tutorial! I’ve collected the handwriting (signatures) of my family my family members. I’ve been doing this for the past 25 years so I am lucky to have the signatures and handwriting of my grandparents who have now passed. I had them write on paper as well as on fabric. I will definitely try this technique. Also going to old signed yearbook and cards (Christmas Cards, birthday cards) is a great source for handwriting.

  52. Emmie says:

    How nice of Lynn to share her techniques. Looking forward to this book.

  53. Sandy says:

    I’d love to win the book as adding paint to fabric is one of my favorite techniques. There is a bottle available on Amazon called an oiler boiler (order the HYPO-490 as the smaller size clogs easily) which works great for adding handwriting or lines with acrylic ink to your work.

  54. Janice says:

    Wow, the possibilities are endless! I think I would love to start with T-shirts and get my teenagers involved. What a great way for them to express themselves.

  55. Micheline says:

    I have some letters my mother wrote to her mother when I was young. I would love to use these in a memory project of some sort.


  56. Jay says:

    I love Lynn’s work and this a great example of her wonderful talent and teaching technique! I am trying this today!

  57. Hi Lisa,

    I don’t, those squeeze bottles work really well. I tried several others, some smaller. But found that the plastic on those was much thicker which made my hand really tired. It also made it hard to get a nice consistent line of paint. The bottles I mention in the post are my favorites, I use them all the time.

    The only quirk with them is the little bitty red cap for the tip. Make sure you keep track of it, it’s not real big. But it seals well and I leave paint in them all the time.

    Hope that helps!


  58. Jessi says:

    If you don’t want to change the hand of the fabric, you can do this using thickened dyes instead of paint.

    I love the idea of writing on fabric for a background. I just have to figure out what I’d want to write!

  59. Lin Marsh says:

    Oh, so many ideas floating around in my little head now. Would this be a good way to make quilt labels?

  60. Nancy Fitzpatrick says:

    I’ve made custom photo quilt fabric by creating something on the computer and printing onto Bubble Jet Set treated fabric. For example, our high school mascot tiled over the entire block of fabric. Learning how to create my own fabric with paint would add a totally new layer to my photo quilts…I’m excited.

  61. Ellen F. says:

    I am obsessed with the idea of making interpretive quilts of some historical maps and would love to be able to incorporate words that reflect the place names or describe the historical events.

  62. Tonya says:

    I am going to try this today! Nonsense words would be awesome! Or lines from Jabberwocky! Or a list of Proverbs! Or promises! Or a love letter! I will cut the fabric into 2.5 inch squares and incorporate them into the handbags I make to sell! Thanks for this tutorial!

  63. Debbie says:

    Looks like fun! I’d write some of my favorite Jane Austen or other literary quotes then sew up a tote or scarf depending on the fabric.

  64. Justine Malinski says:

    Great post!

  65. Justine Malinski says:

    Great post, thanks for the chance to win!

  66. Tonya says:

    This is technique is lovely!!! I am intrigued by surface design and would love to create my own prints to incorporate into the quilted handbags I make to sell!

  67. Diane says:

    Great tutorial; will keep an eye out for the book! Always wanted to try writing on fabric. Thank you for the tips and inspiration. Love your work; have seen your projects in Quilting Arts Magazine. 🙂

  68. Mara says:

    Very cool I plan on writing on some fabric soon with stamps.

  69. Lynda says:

    I would love to decorate my fabric with words and paint. It’s a great idea!

  70. Alexis Abell says:

    I would love love love to create a wall hanging with my kids schoolwork writing or to copy the handwriting from notes from my father. Your artistry is inspiring!

  71. Cindy Dahlgren says:

    I have saved quotes for a while now, and it would be cool to transfer them to fabrics. It would also bee cool to add details of the persons life to the quilt, like important dates, their favorite color, hobbies, etc. to make the quilt more personal.

  72. Reena Kaplowitz says:

    This looks fabulous- thanks for the chance to win!

  73. Susan K. says:

    What an interesting sounding book! Thanks for letting us know about it and having the giveaway. I look forward to incorporating lines from poems and song lyrics and maybe a few favorite movie quotes, as well.

  74. Sophie says:

    I have screen printed words (using screens made from my handwriting) on cottons for use in quilts and on silk scarves. I will definitely try handwriting with the squeeze bottles–it looks like fun. Thanks for the chance in your giveaway. The book is already on my wish list.

  75. Linda Fleming says:

    I’d personalize the quilts I give away with a special block label.

  76. Penny R says:

    I would like to try writing The Pledge of Allegiance on fabric and use it as my background on a wall ganging.

  77. Barbara says:

    I would write our family’s ancestral names for my grandchildren, going back many generations so that they know the love of all covers them as they sleep. It will be a family record for them to cover their children. I am very old and my grandchildren are still being born, and I will never know them for long, but they will know me by my love, passed from my ancestors to me, and from me to them.

  78. Gweny says:

    I would love to win this book as I sew alot and I can just see putting scripture or verses on totes of some kind or aprons.. Thanks so much for the opportunity.
    Blessings, Gweny

  79. Kate says:

    I would love to put inspirational quotes of fabrics to incorporate into a quilt. thanks for the giveaway!

  80. I would like to try writing on fabric as a design element and not necessarily to read. Do you ever find that the squeeze bottles leak?

  81. My husband has hounded me about making tags for the Sock Monkeys I sell at the Farmer’s Market in the summer. Maybe this would be a good way to go about it? I was also thinking writing on a sock blank and then making socks from it, so the “message” would never be seen, would be a fun thing to do. I wonder if paint would work for that.

  82. Heidi says:

    I’d do bible verses!

  83. Pam S says:

    I would love to incorporate snippets of poetry into quilt blocks. Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win this intriguing book!

  84. Terri H says:

    I’ve been wanting to make a quilt with inspirational quotes! Thanks for the chance to win.

  85. Sherri Callahan says:

    I would love to try this on a quilt!!

  86. Jess Z says:

    Thank you for the tips! I’ve already put this book on my wishlist. Isn’t Mother’s Day around the corner? 😉

  87. Deborah M says:

    Writing is new to me, but the look is fun! I might start with a quote…

  88. Markey says:

    I would like to create a family tree, using this style & technique

  89. Erlene says:

    I’ve always wanted to try this, but I’m so chicken that I’ll ruin my fabric…lol. Thanks for the tips. Maybe when I get brave enough I’ll give this a shot.

  90. Rachel B says:

    I would like to try writing scriptures under applique hearts or try line drawings.

  91. Kit Littke says:

    I was just thinking today of adding some writing to a project that I’m working on! This is an awesome idea and I know I’d use it for labels and little messages and notes on my projects 🙂

  92. Susan says:

    I would write favorite quotes, maybe a poem, names of friends and family, etc.

  93. Kirsten says:

    I would definitely get up on my soap box and write some eye catching ‘make you think’ environmental messages. Also I’d get my kids’ to write their names where they are right now, because, like the environment, that is so precious and fleeting. 🙂

  94. Diane says:

    My next quilt will be a wedding gift so it would be neat if I can add a special quote somewhere. Otherwise, maybe just a special label. Thanks for the tips and the chance to win the book!

  95. auschick says:

    Maybe my children’s names, then incorporate into either a quilt or outfit

  96. Sonya ILIFF says:

    I’m working ona donation quilt for children who are celebrating their forever family on National Adoption Day. This would be a great way to incorporate good wishes and kind thoughts into the quilt!

  97. kathyh says:

    I’ve stamped on fabric before and also used paints to embellish but I have not written in paint.
    Looks like a fabulous book.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  98. Debra Lee says:

    I love this idea!

  99. Gail says:

    I love fabric with cursive writing on it, especially if it is an interesting topic. Old post cards, letters, history, and quilting are interesting topics to read on fabric.

  100. Peg G says:

    This is just the book that I need! Graduation is the second week of June and I need idea and how to’s for a graduation quilt, an autograph dog. Oh please! what timing!

  101. leah says:

    I would write inspirational quotes on the quilt I plan for my son

  102. Joanne says:

    Sorry, I failed to complete my post. I have been journaling and creating mixed media pieces about my hip surgery. I would add written text that is on my medical records to some altered x-ray images I have been working with.

  103. Joanne says:

    I love layering hand writing and scribble text on tissue in pieces. I have never used a small squeeze bottle for writing but I may have to try it for a different effect.

  104. Megan Deason says:

    Wow! This looks so easy and fun! I can’t wait to try it 🙂

  105. Rhonda Davis says:

    This blog hop has been awesome! I have learned so much but I know there is still more to learn. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win!

  106. Rori Jensen says:

    This is such a great idea! I would add a scripture verse to a baby quilt. Maybe write the verse and incorporate it into a block by fussy cutting it or just get the gist of verse and not every single word.

  107. This book needs to be on every bookshelf! I need to write some deeeeeep personal thoughts on fabric and then cover it up with additional printing! Writing is so cool and this makes it look so easy!

  108. Melva says:

    Make a quilt label.

  109. Donna Russell says:

    What a great technique! I’m going to try that with some quotes.

  110. beth p. says:

    I’d love to print a personal note to my son and future daughter-in-law on the back of the quilt I’m making for their wedding present.

  111. Christina in Cleveland says:

    Wonderful illustrations of a fun technique. Much more “in your face” than Pentel’s Gel Roller for Fabric. 🙂 Thank you!
    ~ Christina

  112. Pris Weston says:

    Great ! Like it better than computer images. Will order book if I don’t win

  113. Lynnelise says:

    I’ve never tried writing on fabric! Thanks for the instructions! Now I’m super excited to see Lynn’s book.

  114. I would write poetry and prayers. Love this idea for paint-writing!

  115. I would layer inspirational quotes and phrases all over to make a print of sorts. Maybe too ambitious for a first project, but I’m willing to practice and get it right! 🙂

  116. Beth Strand says:

    I would write the special qualities of each of my daughters and make them a quilt!

  117. Daphne says:

    I’ve never tried this but it looks like so much fun! An idea for the future maybe. Thanks!

  118. Nupur in GA says:

    How neat! I want to make a birthday tablecloth with lots of festive wishes, to be used for all family birthdays.

  119. Jac says:

    Thanks for the inspiration. I like the idea of being able to write just anything! It reminds me of automatic writing, as if you are channelling from something outside of yourself, but the shape of handwriting looks mysterious and enigmatic. I’ve been thinking about incorporating words into my work. Think I might just layer it up!

  120. Elizabeth S says:

    I would write labels for my quilts and memories for my grandchildren on fabric to make quilts or memory books. Definitely will purchase Intentional Printing if I’m not the winner!

  121. MsVicki says:

    I frequently look at commercial fabric, and daydream about writing on it. It’s clear that I need your book!

  122. Amy says:

    I have recently become very obsessed with textile art, and hope I’m not killing my sewing machine in the process! I’ve been sewing over acrylic paint. Anyway, I have a pretty good idea of what I’d like to write on my current project , which includes a wire deer sewn onto my fabric. It will be something like, “There’s a deer head mounted to my wall,” or something simpler like, “oh, deer.”

  123. Mary says:

    I would write a love you letter to both my daughter and granddaughter to incorporate in their quilts. I would include such things as the reasons I love you along with encouraging notes and inspirational quotes.

    My hope is that every time they used their quilts and saw the personal messages from me, it would bring a smile to their faces.

  124. Peggy says:

    I would write family recipes on linen tea towels. This books fits right in with my current interest of dying and screen printing fabric.

  125. tonya free says:

    I’m so excited to try! Just looking at the examples in the article. I make rag quilts and can see adding a square with a personal message, also do quilts for soccer club auctions.

  126. joan says:

    I would make my own labels. Will be searching to see where I can find textile paint in my area. Thanks for the information.

  127. Lais says:

    This is a wonderful post! I’ve wanted to learn how to write on fabric with paint. I would write on just about every thing I sew (at least the quilt label). I’m glad to see what kind of paints to use and the technique. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. It’s inspiring!

  128. Britney says:

    I would write song lyrics across a large piece to create a pattern, then cut my pieces out of it.

  129. Janeth says:

    I would love to win a copy of Intentional Printing! I would write on the back of my grandson’s quilt some of his family history or stories about his mama as a little girl.

  130. Robyn Webb says:

    I would love to win this so I can learn to stamp on fabric!

  131. janice fitzhugh says:

    Very cool!! I want to try this!!

  132. Cindy G. says:

    I think I’d need to make a pillow with a partial quote from “The Old Astronomer,” a poem by Sarah Williams:

    “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”

  133. Jill says:

    I love the look of writing on quilts. I think if I wrote anything it would be personal to the one the quilt is being made for. That would make it so much more meaningful!

  134. Deb says:

    I plan to write quotes from Elizabethan times on fabric for a project for my art quilt group, and am exploring ways to do this to get the effect I want.

  135. Betsy says:

    I would write messages to my 1st grandson due thus september

  136. Jan says:

    I have done some fabric painting using a textile medium added to the paint, Have you used a medium?

  137. Ann says:

    Random thoughts that prompt the viewer to finish the story or say “hmmm, what if?

  138. Marissa says:

    Looking forward to seeing/reading this book. I’m slowing gravitating back to fabric after working with paper the last years.

  139. Susan says:

    Oh I would love to win this! Seeing my mother’s handwriting (she died at 49) is so special to me, and with this book, I could write on my grandchildren’s quilts…they could see more of me in my writing and “hear” more of my words. I love fmq but this is would provide an avenue to greater possibilities! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing Lynn!

  140. cyndy lacey says:

    My Mom just passed away and I would make a picture with her and a statement of love about her.

  141. Jessica says:

    I would love this book! My nana passed away a few years ago, and my mum has her hand written recipe book. I would love to transfer her hand writing onto vintage aprons for the women in my family!

  142. Lauri says:

    This is a book I seriously need!

  143. Debbie says:

    This technique would be great to use in mixed media wall art.

  144. Lonormi Manuel says:

    I’m really excited about this book!! Can’t wait to see the other techniques that are profiled. I would love to add handwriting to my art quilts.

  145. Eileen Charette says:

    What a neat idea. I saw a scarf with writing that I liked, maybe I’ll use this to make one with writing from my favorite books

  146. Annette says:

    I am in love with text on fabric but never thought to do my own. I make quilts so I think I would use it for labels but it could be really cool to make an entire yard of text and cut it up for the pieces in a block.

  147. Kathy says:

    I have a collage quilt on my to do list, I will definitely be having my eye out for this book, I definitely want to add quotes to it!

  148. Kathy Cornwell says:

    My husband is the one with the “funner” handwriting, so I think I would rope him into doing the writing. He is actually very creative, so I think we’d have a blast making fun T-shirts for our grandkids (ages 5 and 2). Later, perhaps we could do projects with the kids when they are older that involve them writing on fabric. Those would be wonderful keepsakes!

  149. Amanda says:

    I would make a memory quilt and have my grandparents write on the fabric.

  150. Diane says:

    can’t wait to read your book. just what I need to personalize my quilts.

  151. carolyn montgomery says:

    i’m excited, i didn’t realize you could write on fabric with paint. i would love to learn this and make amazing quilt labels for my grand children.

  152. Jennifer says:

    I always add a small placard to the back of my quilts with a quote or poem that I want to share with the recipient. My favorites usually come from EE Cummings and Mark Twain.

  153. Marleen says:

    I have always wondered how you did that! I have a few UFOs waiting dot this special touch. I will have to get this book! Thanks for sharing.

  154. Debbie says:

    Oh this would be fun to put special messages on mug rugs! What fun!!

  155. Gina S. says:

    I would like to do my own fabric to make pillows from.

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