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Thread: photo quilts

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    I would like to make a photo quilt for my husband for his birthday. What are your best suggestions, or what have you leaned that works best. Thanks, kt's mom

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    This is what I purchased:

    http://www.softexpressions.com/softw...toTransfer.htm

    You can make the fabric yourself (this shop also sells the chemicals), but I find the packaged stuff quick and easy to use. Just follow the directions.

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    Lots of info on this subject, type it in the search on this board. I have good luck making my own "bubble jet" setting liquid if money is an issue.

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    I applied my photo to the fabric on a ink jet printer which worked out great, but I found the fabric a little more difficult to sew with than just regular cotton fabric. Applying the photo gives the fabric a different feel. The printed fabric also seems to show needle prints really bad.

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    You need to have access to an ink jet printer for the printed out transfers. Follow the instructions on the back of the package :D:D:D

    And the iron on type of transfers aren't as nice as the ones printed out. These tend to crease and peel after a few washings :(

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    My first few were prepared by the local T shirt shop. They feel kinds like plastic. Then I bought the wrong type of printer-prepared fabric. (There are really good ones, the first one I got is not permanent!!!) Now I use BubbleJet and prepare my own. It takes a little longer, but because I supply it, the fabric is top quality. I iron a 9x11.5" piece of fabric to the same size of freezer paper then trim to 8.5x11. This works for me.

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    Go to Joann's and buy in the package Ink Jet printer 100 percent cotton sheets...they sell for 10.99, 10 sheets in the pack. I think June Taylor is the manufacturer. I use a coupon and get it on sale...I've done several photo quilts and pillows using these.
    I usually put several photo's on the printer bed to copy on one sheet of cotton. Then I remove the cotton from the paper backing and iron on Lite Heat Bond to the back of the cotton which is also bought at Joann's...Make sure it's Lite not Heavy....Then I cut each photo out iron it onto the quilt and then do a decorative stitch around each photo....Works great and doesn't have the plastic feel because it's cotton...

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