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Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more about your favorite Plaid products? Search our frequently asked question library for answers on how to use our craft paints, decoupage products, stitchery kits, and more.

Is Sobo glue water soluble?

Yes, excess Sobo glue can be cleaned from your hands with soap and water.

Is Sobo glue weather resistant?

No, Sobo glue should not be used for outdoor projects. Use Sobo glue for indoor projects only.

Can I mix Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Inks to achieve a new color?

Yes, Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Inks may be mixed or blended to achieve a new value or different color.

Should I use water to thin the Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Ink?

No, Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Inks are formulated in the perfect consistency to be used directly from the bottle. Thinning these paints with water will not only dilute the paint possibly causing bleed through when stamping; it will also lessen the adhesion properties of ...

Can I create a layered border effect with a painted background by taping off an area?

Yes, simply use stencil or painter’s tape to mask off a border. Load a Fabric Creations™ Sponge Cube with Soft Fabric Ink and pounce the color onto the masked area. Be sure to allow the painted background area to dry thoroughly before stamping over it with a design.

Is it necessary to heat set my block printed project when using Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Ink?

Heat setting is recommended for best durability. Heat set the painted surface using a dry, hot iron and a pressing cloth. Lay pressing cloth over the stamped fabric and iron the stamped design for 30 seconds, lift the iron and move it to another section of the stamped design...

What is the best way to support my fabric project while painting my design?

Placing a wax paper or plastic wrapped cardboard form behind the area to be painted will not only give you a sturdy surface on which to paint, you will also protect the back or additional layers of your project. You may also find it helpful to tape a piece of fine grade sand...

What types of fabrics can be decorated using Fabric Creations Soft Fabric Inks?

For best results, use smooth or low-textured fabrics such as cottons, poly-cotton blends, woven blends, denims, and home décor textiles when decorating with Fabric Creations Soft Fabric Inks. Textured or ribbed fabrics can also be used; however, a portion of the decorated des...

Should I prewash the fabric to remove sizing before painting using Fabric Creations Soft Fabric Inks?

Yes, all fabrics should be prewashed using soap and water following the manufacturer’s washing instructions. Most denim fabrics should be washed multiple times in hot water to remove thoroughly the sizing in the fabric. DO NOT use liquid fabric softener or dryer sheet as doin...

How long does it take for the Fabric Creations Soft Fabric Ink to dry and cure?

Generally, Fabric Creations Soft Fabric Inks dry within two hours; however, it can take up to 24 hours, depending upon the thickness of application as well as the humidity of your work area. The decorated fabric surface will be cured in 72 hours.
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