It's our turn to jump on the bandwagon with a few freezer-paper projects. We made these t-shirts in preparation for a baby who is due to arrive in a few more weeks. I guess we have bunnies on the brain with so many of them romping around the yard right now. Plus the tags on these say, Rabbit Skins (from Dharma Trading Co.), so I guess that did influence our decision. (If you haven't seen this technique before, Craftster has tutorials.) I prefer using the C. Jenkins 8.5 x 11 freezer paper sheets rather than the paper rolls from the grocery store though, mainly because you can feed these sheets into your inkjet and print any line design directly onto the paper. This is great if you want to adjust the size as I did, but it can also save time if you're making many. (Of course, you can trace designs right onto the paper too.) Just a few more nifty uses and applications for the freezer sheets here; including printing directly onto cloth as I've done here.
I'm probably the last one on the block to try this, though I've often admired quilts with old photographs printed onto the fabric and always wondered how difficult that might be. It made me a bit nervous to tell the truth, but it worked fine. I did have some ink smudges in places, so make sure your cloth is securely stuck to the paper before you proceed. I used vintage pictures and photographs printed onto light-weight muslin that was trimmed to fit the sheet. (After printing, let it dry completely before peeling off the freezer-paper backing.) I imagine you could make all sorts of labels too.
I used a few as appliques on the newborn onesies I've been working on for baby grand-daughter #2. She'll have lots of hand-me-downs from Sister, but it's always nice to have a few new things too. Love how sweet these look with just a touch of blanket-stitching around the neck and a rosebud or bow, or in this case, the printed appliques. (Used a tight zig-zag machine-stitch all around the raw edges. Close-up view.) TIP:: For cotton knits use a peel-away iron-on stabilizer on the inside of the garment in the area you're working on. It's also a little tricky keeping these onesies flat under the sewing-machine needle, requiring a bit of adjustment as you go along, however, not too difficult.
Updated 4/29 to add:: I didn't use Bubble Jet Set, but did do a wash test on these printed images and had no fading at all. I used an Epson printer, and their inks are made from permanent pigments, rather than dye-based types, such as the ones used by InkJet printers, which do fade and wash out more readily. So in that case, you would need the BJS to preserve the ink longer.