I scanned and printed the bingo cards that Lera so kindly sent me. I had used the printable fabric before so who needs to read the instructions again? Right? WRONG. I didn't iron the fabric to set the ink. It is after ironing that you are supposed to remove the paper backing, I guess it's supposed to peel off at that point. I skipped the ironing and went straight to the rinsing. Rinsing the fabric WITH the paper backing turned the adhesive into a very cement-like substance that I could NOT remove for the life of me. So....I proceeeded to trim the bingo boards and sew them on to the fabric. I carefully selected the buttons that I was going to sew on and when I tried to sew them there was NO WAY that I could get the needle through the cement-like backing of the cards. DRAT!!! So...I did what any good crafter would do, I glued them on. he he he
Why was I in such a rush??? I'm going to Bingo tonight with my neighbour and I HAD to have the change purse to show off. The buttons are much more secure than I thought they would be, maybe it wasn't QUITE the disaster I had thought, although next time I will remove the paper backing properly and sew the buttons on.
I will re-print the boards and try again, follwing manufacturer's instructions next time.
Thanks again Lera!!!!!!!!!