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Thread: Need help with photo quilt

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    Need help with photo quilt

    I just had the idea of making a photo quilt for my dad, using old family photos. Where do I start?? I am looking for pictures, but cannot find any.

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    Not all families keep photos, but keep looking. I was commissioned to make an anniversary quilt using symbols of things important to the couple. If you can't find the pix, that might help. There are a number of ways of turning photos into quilts. I have been very happy using Bubblejet.

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    Actually, I meant I can't find any photos of photo quilts. I found some ideas on google. Is Bubblejet the printable fabric you use?

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    Ask your dad if you can make copies of some of his photos. Ideally, take them to a scanner. But to copy them where he is, use a tripod and good light. Either a digital or film camera will work. If you use a film camera, ask for copies on a CD when you have them developed.

    Or, if you're asking where to see quilts with photos on them, just google quilts with photos. there are family tree quilts, memory quilts,
    Here's one link
    http://quilting.about.com/od/picture...tory-Quilt.htm
    Sue

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    Any opinions on which is the best brand of printable fabric?

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    This was mine that I made Memory quilt and table runner not sure I would make another, but my mother in law loved it.
    The biggest risk is the one not taken

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    Name:  IMG_0877.jpg
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Size:  127.1 KBI have made several photo quilts and have been happiest with the results from Printed Treasures.

    The first one was made for my brother's 60th birthday using photos from his, our dad's and brother's midget racing days.Name:  IMG_0422.jpg
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Size:  157.9 KBThe second was for my BFF's 70th birthday.

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    I just finished up a quilt top for my GGD. I made her an I Spy for her birthday and needed a 9 blocks so I printed photos of the family. They turned out great. I used Printed Treasures, love it.

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    Those are beautiful!! Exactly what I was thinking!

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