Everyone wants to show off their newly finished quilt or wall hanging. We all want to see it. Some of you take pictures of a quilt on a bed or on a chair. Taking a picture of a quilt on a bed doesn't allow the reader to SEE it. Oh sure we SEE the end of the bed as this is where your camera is focusing but we cannot see the quilt in it's entirety like we want to.
If someone is available to hold up your quilt for you while you take a picture ( in natural light ) think of how amazing that quilt would look compared to laying on a bed with some of the photo focused and some not ;(>
Recognizing that sometimes there is no one around to help hold up a quilt or wall hanging, you can also fasten it over a second story staircase railing. Pin it to the wall, whatever it takes to make a good photo of your quilt. Taking an extra few minutes makes a huge difference.
I prefer to photograph outside in the natural light, be aware of shadows on your quilt and wind blowing up an edge. It takes a little time and patience.
The point is to see the whole quilt face on - if you get that visual in your mind while taking the picture you will be happier and so will those who look at the photo.
Bad photo..... can't see most of the mats
Better.. can see the true colors, no shadows