Get Inked!

No, I didn’t get a tatoo at QuiltCon πŸ™‚  Today is all about the new fabric line, Inked, by Lynn Krawczyk for Red Rooster Fabrics.  I first met Lynn about 5 years ago when the Brighton (MI) Modern Quilt Guild formed and we both attended.  Lynn’s beautiful screen printing on fabric captured my attention right away and now she has translated it into a fabric line for all to enjoy!

When Lynn asked if I’d like to play with some fat quarters and make a block to be made into a sampler quilt, I jumped at the chance.  Hop over to Lynn’s blog to learn more about her fabric, the blog hop and interviews with each quilter.  Each of the participants will have directions for their blocks on their blogs so you can make the sampler quilt too.

I call my block Which Way?  It is an uneven rail fence variation.  It seems I can’t get enough of simple strips of fabric lately.  You can download the PDF directions here.

Would you like to win the set of fat quarters I used for my block?  If so, leave a comment telling me if you’ve ever tried printing on fabric and I’ll draw a random winner at the end of the day on Monday, March 9.  Please leave your email address in your comment so I can reach you if you win!

The rest of the blog hop schedule is below – there are amazing blocks and giveaways at each stop!  Have fun!

March 2 – Susan Brubaker Knapp
March 3 – Teri Lucas
March 4 – Jessica Darling
March 5 – Debbie Grifka
March 6 – Lynn Carson Harris
March 7 – Jen Osborn
March 9 –Flaun Cline
March 10 – Lynn Krawczyk
March 11 – Cheryl Sleboda
March 12 – Maddie Kertay
March 13 – Lynn Krawczyk
  • jmniffer
    Posted at 23:46h, 09 March Reply

    I've never tried printing on fabric, sounds intriguing.

  • Kat Scott
    Posted at 19:11h, 09 March Reply

    Never tried printing on fabric unless rubber stamping my old blue jeans counts πŸ™‚ ! Looks like way too much fun.

  • pajtr
    Posted at 15:03h, 09 March Reply

    Love your block! It looks wonderful in the finished quilt!!
    I have printed on fabric, but quite a while ago… I'm wanting to do it again, this time with higher quality inks/paints. My earlier efforts were *fun* and turned out alright, but I want to go to the next level!
    Thank you for the inspiration!
    Pat T.

  • Kathi
    Posted at 18:59h, 08 March Reply

    Cool fabric and quilt!

  • Kathleen Anderson
    Posted at 01:21h, 08 March Reply

    I really like your block! I have done some sun dyeing of fabric pieces and then sewed them into tote bags. Loved the results!

  • Sarah
    Posted at 18:58h, 07 March Reply

    I have never tried printing on fabric; it looks facinating, and your fabric is beautiful.

  • FatQuarterQuiltFarm
    Posted at 17:24h, 07 March Reply

    Deconstructed Screen Printing is my very fave technique for printing on fabric!

  • Janelle Marks
    Posted at 15:13h, 07 March Reply

    I love printing on fabric. It is so much fun to design my own fabric and get just what I want.

  • Thread Born
    Posted at 12:57h, 07 March Reply

    One of my absolutely MOST favorite things to do is print my own fabric–esp. using things around the home as inspiration (just published Fabric Printing at Home and Lynn has a piece in it). Would love to combine some of Lynn's fabrics with my own to make something SWEET!

  • Wendy Booth-Boyd
    Posted at 10:46h, 07 March Reply

    I have only ever tried fabric printing with the kids…when it didn't matter if the dye was stable/ permanent!…not sure I would've brave enought to incorporate my dyed fabric into a quilt…for fear the rest would be destroyed in the first wash!

  • Rose Santuci-Sofranko
    Posted at 03:18h, 07 March Reply

    I have done Batiking, but I'm not sure if that it what you mean? Thanks so much! God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @

  • Leslie Schmidt
    Posted at 02:30h, 07 March Reply

    I LOVE your block! The only time I have tried printing on fabric was in grade school. I think I made an apron with the fabric.

  • Sarah@123quilt
    Posted at 23:34h, 06 March Reply

    I haven't tried before but it seems like it would be interesting. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Sarah
    Posted at 23:20h, 06 March Reply

    I've printed a repeating pattern (10"x10") using 5 small leaf stamps that I carved. Made pillow cases from the results. Fun! Love the look of hand-printed fabric and plan to make more using different stamping objects.
    Thanks for the chance for the fat quarters!

  • Vicki H
    Posted at 23:02h, 06 March Reply

    No, I haven't printed on fabric. I think it would be fun to customize my own fabric.

  • Her Indoors
    Posted at 22:21h, 06 March Reply

    I don't know if this counts but I once bought a tube of goo that promised to transfer a photocopied image onto fabric. I tried it with the logo of my favourite band and a t-shirt. It didn't work πŸ™

  • Quilting Tangent
    Posted at 20:50h, 06 March Reply

    Pretty block. Never tried printing on fabric.

  • Abbigail
    Posted at 19:33h, 06 March Reply

    I've never tried printing on fabric unless you count the tie-dyed items of long ago!

  • Deb
    Posted at 19:13h, 06 March Reply

    Love the rain fence and downloaded it. No, i've never printed on fabric. debgirotti at gmail dot com

  • Nancy Hilderbrand
    Posted at 17:47h, 06 March Reply

    I have never printed fabric gandn74@ymail.cdom

  • Elnel
    Posted at 16:45h, 06 March Reply

    No I have not tried printing but would love to in the future.
    Merryorganic at gmail dot com

  • Beth
    Posted at 16:19h, 06 March Reply

    I printed text using littlte stamps and it was far more fun than I had anticipated. After that I wanted to put "comments" on everything.

  • Mokki
    Posted at 16:18h, 06 March Reply

    I love this fabric. I have done some printing and fabric painting but the last time I did was a long time ago.

  • Betsy
    Posted at 14:42h, 06 March Reply

    I haven't tried fabric printing. On the to do list.

  • sona nast
    Posted at 13:49h, 06 March Reply

    I've tried marbleizing on fabric and printing fabric on my Gelli Plate. The possibilities are so much fun to try.

  • Ellee
    Posted at 12:02h, 06 March Reply

    Haven't tried printing on fabric. Wouldn't mind giving it a try. — soparkaveataoldotcom

  • Deborah
    Posted at 11:48h, 06 March Reply

    Yep, I've printed a little bit…so much fun! These fabrics are inspiring! Thanks!

  • Claire Sutherland
    Posted at 07:37h, 06 March Reply

    Hi! Never done any fabric printing. This is lovely, thanks for the giveaway xx

  • GranChris
    Posted at 06:17h, 06 March Reply

    Yours turned out wonderful. Mine was not so great. I guess I am color challenged.

  • Laura West
    Posted at 05:13h, 06 March Reply

    Gorgeous fabric! I'd love to make my own like this sometime!

  • PK Sews
    Posted at 04:52h, 06 March Reply

    Yes, I have done fabric printing, but I've never made anything as beautiful as this fabric! Thanks for the chance to win, and thanks for your inspiring blog!

  • Veronika
    Posted at 04:05h, 06 March Reply

    I have never printed on fabric but I am so intrigued! It's definitely in my "to try" list.

  • Melissa Miller
    Posted at 04:00h, 06 March Reply

    I have made batik fabric.

  • Janet
    Posted at 03:56h, 06 March Reply

    I haven't tried screen printing but I love to stamp, stencil, snow dye, sun print and manipulate fabric in all sorts of ways

  • Kathy E.
    Posted at 02:46h, 06 March Reply

    I've done a lot of stuff with fabric, but printing on it is not one of them! I am very interested in trying it! Your rail fence is lovely!

  • PT in SC
    Posted at 02:24h, 06 March Reply

    No, I haven't printed on fabric. Love your block!

  • mlhummy
    Posted at 01:59h, 06 March Reply

    I did try printing once but it was for bookmarks, not for yardage. It turned out pretty well.

  • Greta Honeycutt
    Posted at 01:38h, 06 March Reply

    I've never tried, but it sounds interesting. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • Kathy
    Posted at 01:06h, 06 March Reply

    Through Lynn, I have found that I love printing on fabric. I have so much to learn, but it's so much fun doing it!

  • Andrea York
    Posted at 01:06h, 06 March Reply

    Never tried! but I sure would like to! Your block is awesome.

  • Cynthia Knapp
    Posted at 01:05h, 06 March Reply

    I have not printed on fabric, but would like to learn. Thanks for sharing with us!

  • Kathy Davis
    Posted at 00:51h, 06 March Reply

    I have never tried printing on fabric, unless potato prints on a T-shirt count.

  • Kristine
    Posted at 00:46h, 06 March Reply

    I've never tried but would love to learn!

  • Janie
    Posted at 00:38h, 06 March Reply

    Never tried it. Thanks for the chance.

  • KittyAnnArt
    Posted at 00:21h, 06 March Reply

    I have, and it was fun! Even made the stamps I used for printing. Love Lynn's fabric, would love to win! Ann

  • geni
    Posted at 00:11h, 06 March Reply

    Love your block!
    I once printed on organza for a soft effect; see my blog at

  • terri h
    Posted at 23:58h, 05 March Reply

    I love to print on fabric! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Susie
    Posted at 23:57h, 05 March Reply

    I print all of the time, but mostly for jackets. Love it! Lynn's fabrics are yummy.

  • Deb Clarke
    Posted at 23:49h, 05 March Reply

    Your block has a lovely "flow" to it and it makes you really concentrate on the fabulous fabrics of Lynn's. Well done. Now if only I could be so creative when I print on things and sew them.

  • Lisa Marie
    Posted at 23:30h, 05 March Reply

    No, I've never tried printing on fabric. Your block looks great!

  • Gill
    Posted at 19:58h, 05 March Reply

    What fun!!
    I'm off to a workshop on fabric printing next week!!

  • Cathy in gorgeous Sonoma County
    Posted at 19:30h, 05 March Reply

    Love the text on your yellow/gold fabric. Thermofax or hand printed?

  • Relishing Life
    Posted at 19:29h, 05 March Reply

    Can't seem to post a comment here. It keeps coming back as empty field… third try: love your block. Painted fabric with acrylics long ago. Love Lynn's fabric and that she paints it with such abandon.

  • Judy V
    Posted at 19:11h, 05 March Reply

    Oops, sent before I was done. I have done some lino block printing and some stenciling using ink and shaving creme. Today I am going to do some snow dyeing, bright sunny very cold in WI.

  • Judy V
    Posted at 19:09h, 05 March Reply

    Very nice, love that purple!

  • Linda
    Posted at 18:37h, 05 March Reply

    I've done a little printing. Started in the early 1980's when you had to mix your own acrylic paint and matte medium but I haven't tried screen printing. Stamps and monoprints.

  • wlstarn
    Posted at 18:16h, 05 March Reply

    I've done quite a bit of printing, with stamps, found objects and screens. Here's a link to a little piece I made for one of Lynn's Breaking Traditions challenges, with a stamped background to make monochromatic cat fabric:

  • Monica Weidmann
    Posted at 18:15h, 05 March Reply

    I haven't tried screen printing yet but I enjoy painting on fabric. Like your block a lot.

  • Kathleen Ely
    Posted at 17:46h, 05 March Reply

    My most common fabric printing is when I am careless with a Sharpie. But I am working with stamps and integrating fabric printing with my art quilts.

  • Laura
    Posted at 17:42h, 05 March Reply

    I would love to try it!

  • Cynthia Powell
    Posted at 17:14h, 05 March Reply

    Screen Printing is my favorite way to spend a weekend! Love your block.

  • Deb B.
    Posted at 16:40h, 05 March Reply

    Yes, I took a class at the Houston Quilt Festival and am so intrigued with the process.

  • sue
    Posted at 16:12h, 05 March Reply

    Yes, last summer we did some wax resist and also some screen printing on fabric! So much fun.

  • Shirley
    Posted at 16:02h, 05 March Reply

    Nope, have not tried fabric printing, other than some copier paper, stenciling, hand stamped…

  • Allison CB
    Posted at 15:41h, 05 March Reply

    I haven't printed but I have hand painted designs on fabric. Just getting started doing it with some interesting wet on wet going on (Quite inadvertantly!! πŸ™‚ )

  • Fibreartist
    Posted at 14:33h, 05 March Reply

    I have done lots of printing on fabric. I love using these fabrics in my fibre art!

  • Toni at Satin Stitchery
    Posted at 14:16h, 05 March Reply

    I have done quilts with squares printed on my computer printer, and when my kids were small, we did the sun print thing, but I've never done any screen printing.

  • PGFiber2Art
    Posted at 14:06h, 05 March Reply

    Screen printing is my favorite surface design technique!

  • Tawney
    Posted at 13:39h, 05 March Reply

    I have never tried screen printing, but have done other techniques, currently exploring gel plate printing. (And am sitting here visualizing multiples of your block – which I like, btw.)

  • Heather
    Posted at 13:22h, 05 March Reply

    I have not tried printing on fabric. I really keep considering making a sampler quilt.

  • Pam
    Posted at 13:07h, 05 March Reply

    I do some fabric dying and screen printing. It is fun to do

  • janice
    Posted at 12:22h, 05 March Reply

    I have always liked the look of the rail fence pattern and I love the way you have edited it; I have printed on fabric with both paints and dyes using brushes, gel plates, thermofax screens and the deconstructed screen process

  • Ellyn
    Posted at 11:47h, 05 March Reply

    oh this is so pretty! I did try once a long time ago. It was fun!

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