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Thread: HELP Need Advice for Fabric for Memory Quilt pictures

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    I need some help please. From all of you who have used photos for your quilts, what fabric do you use for you photos to transfer on to? I am going to make two quilts for Christmas for my two children. I used June Taylors once and the picture was rather stiff, and I don't want these to be stiff. Crafty Bear suggested that those of you who have used photos in your quilts might be able to help and even give a tute on how you did yours.
    Sewmom has been very helpful with advice about Bubble Jet so I can make my own sheets. I do not live close to any fabric shop, nearest LQS is 85 miles away, and a Hancock's is 100 miles, that's it. I have checked Connecting Threads, Keepsake Quilting, Jo Ann's, Nancy's Notions and a couple of others for some very soft fabric, with a 200 thread count, in white, but so far I haven't been able to find any. What does everyone else use? I need to find out as soon as possible, so I can get these two quilts started as soon as possible. I want to get them finished and have three others I need to make before Christmas. No pressure at all lol. Any advice and help would be deeply appreciated. Thanks in advance. Gerbie

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    I use bubble jet set from Cjenkins I think it is just google it it would be cheaper than driving and then not finding what you want.

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    Did you use June Taylor 100%cotton fabric sheets that go thur your inkjet printer...Type you sew...not iron on...
    The iron ons are like rubber...not the others.
    I always use the cotton sew on's and they are soft. I then use Lite Heat Bond cut to size of photo...cut out the center and only use a small border around the edge of the back to hold it in place...then I do a decorative frame around the entire photo with my sewing machine which has build in stitches.

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    I googled and found it on the site that she mentioned, link below along with article about the BubbleJet2000

    Article to read:

    http://www.cjenkinscompany.com/category_s/19.htm

    Where to buy the Bubble Jet 2000:

    http://www.cjenkinscompany.com/Bubbl...t_2000_s/3.htm

    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    I use bubble jet set from Cjenkins I think it is just google it it would be cheaper than driving and then not finding what you want.

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    That sounds like alot of work with the Bubblejet2000. I am going to make a memory quilt for my dad. I dont want stiff pictures either, but I am waiting for other responses too

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    The hardest part is waiting for it to dry!!

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    I've made photo quilts for many years and tho I could make my own sheets I've had wonderful success with Printed Treasures. I wait for a 50% off coupon from Joanns and bye an entire box as I do so many. I've never had them fade, crack or peel.

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    Are they stiff or do they feel and look just like fabric??

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    I don't find them stiff at all. I made 8 small pillows with a picture in the center for our grandkids. They were fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
    Did you use June Taylor 100%cotton fabric sheets that go thur your inkjet printer...Type you sew...not iron on...
    The iron ons are like rubber...not the others.
    I always use the cotton sew on's and they are soft. I then use Lite Heat Bond cut to size of photo...cut out the center and only use a small border around the edge of the back to hold it in place...then I do a decorative frame around the entire photo with my sewing machine which has build in stitches.
    The one I used before was not the iron on, but the one you run through a printer on to a fabric sheet of June Taylors.

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