Operation Pocket Field Pillow (PFP)

Our Labels

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We use only 100% cotton fabric, since our printer doesn’t like to eat it. Put all the fabric through a rinse in solution called Bubble Jet Set 2000. Allow to dry.

Cut into 8.5″ x 11″ pieces.

Iron each piece onto the shiny side of a piece of freezer paper cut to the same size.

Feed each sheet through the inkjet printer, using a template for the labels. Allow to dry overnight.

Peel the fabric off the freezer paper, and treat 1 piece at a time in a solution of Bubble Jet Rinse to set the ink. We’ve had pretty good luck using a solution of water and vinegar to set the ink, also.

Allow to dry. Now comes the fun part.

Each sheet has 6 rows, and 5 columns; enough to make 30 labels. We usually run 15-20 sheets at a time. (It takes days to do this.)

Cut the sheets into strips, using the line surrounding each label as a guide.

Iron each long strip. Cut the ironed pieces apart. Treat the edges with Dritz Fray Check to prevent the strings from raveling.

Voila — our very own Operation PFP labels, ready to be sewn into our field pillows.

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Operation PFP is made possible in part by my small business, Just For Baby Gifts, donations of ACU by the Carlisle Finishing Plant, fleece donated by Polartec, supplies donated by Brother International, and by the untold hours of work by hundreds of proud and grateful American volunteers.

...til they all come home
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