So while we don't have a fancy lathe or mill in my home, we do have a $1600 bernina sewing machine for my wife (she's been quilting since the late 90's). My wife is interested in doing some Star Wars themed quilts, and might even sell a few. I've got some ideas, and it's not stuff that she or I have seen on pinterest or elsewhere. Twin (60" x 72" to Queen (90" x 90"- or larger) is the plan for size. She'll be using high thread count material (not jo-ann's). Some will be traditional quilt blocks with Star Wars fabric (currently doing one with glow-in-the-dark SW prints), and some will be art-quilts. The more complexity in the project would increase the price, much like a basic install vs. a full crystal chamber revel. Prices would go from $200 for a basic twin to $400 for a basic queen, customs would go up from there. No, this is not Wal-mart or B.B.B. printed quilt in a bag, or Pottery Barn kiddy bedspreads. Yes, these will be high quality, last for decades quilts. Yes, she might do one-offs (because everyone wants that). Yes, this was her idea. Really, it was her idea.
Once some of my ideas get made, she might be open to custom orders, but at this point she just wants me to gauge the interest, so I figured I'd do so at IRA.
profezzorn: hey ARKM, did you ever write a that tutorial on the toner transfer method?
Jun 23, 2017 15:50:15 GMT -5
ARKM: *waves hand* "I'm not the slacker you're looking for"
Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5