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    Super Member Taughtby Grandma's Avatar
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    My scanner plays games with me sometimes too. I have to restart the computer then is recognizes it.

    In order to get the picture onto fabric, they have the "Fabric sheets for inkjet printers" you can buy at JoAnns, Walmart, Hancock Fabrics, and I think I've seen them at Hobby Lobby. There are 10 sheets in the pack.

    You scan the picture into your computer and save it in your pictures. The open the file, load one of the sheets into your printer and print.

    There are directions on the package as to how to complete the process. Then when I'm ready to add the block to a quilt, I remove the picture from the paper backing.

    It's even washable!!
    Hope this helps.

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    I have done quite a few picture quilts and have used several products to reproduce the pictures. The one I prefer is called Printed Treasures (inkjet printable fabric Sew-on). You can iron over it and it's washable. It's a little expensive, but I purchase it at JoAnn's with a coupon. Good luck with your project!

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    I have the Tammie Brower software and it's easy. so easy my 13 year old niece has made picture quilts of her cat and dog. There use to be a free quilt project download on her website how to make a Mona Lisa likeness. The website use to have a lot of problems, hard to navigate and figure out. I think she lost a lot of business because of the crappy site. I gave up going there. I see her at most big quilt shows. I bought the software from her booth and not online.

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    Another possibility:
    The Quilting Arts magazine recently devoted it's entire mag to converting photos to quilts:
    http://www.quiltingdaily.com/blogs/q...july-2011.aspx

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    go to your control panel click on printers and find your printer click on it and see if a window pops up with scan photo,if it does make sure your photo is in the scanner and click scan, when done click save as. It goes step by step. If you don't want to enlarge it, buy some photo material, you can find it just about anywhere, then put your photo material in your printer find your pic. and click print hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammatjr
    Quote Originally Posted by cindy4857
    Hi all, I have a black and white pic. of my grandson that I would like to duplicate it in fabric for a wall hanging. Only problem is I have no idea how to do it or where to start.

    Any how If someone might want to take the task on helping me do fabric Art please please please let me know.
    Cindy,

    First, as far as your messages getting little response - I too have had that experience, but try to remember there are thousands upon thousands of people on this site, and as new messages come in, they move to the top of the list, so often, others sort of get lost in the shuffle. Don't take it personally. If you don't get response, send another message.

    Second, please excuse that below I am pointing to my quilts, but these are techinques I know and can offer as suggestions for what you want to do.

    I see that someone directed you to my tutorial (http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-130238-1.htm)on making Fusible Stained Glass Portraits. That is one option.

    Another option is to print a photo on fabric. There are packages at most fabric or quilt stores that you can just run the sheet through your printer, and it will print in color the photo you have chosen. Here is a link to that product at http://store.junetailor.com/store/p-...heetspack.aspx. One word of caution - make sure it is color fast! I did a project, and as soon as it got wet, it all disappeared! Uggh!!

    Personally the best print on fabric option for ME, is cyanotype printing, that is how I did these quilts:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-142865-1.htm#3871075 & http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-141797-1.htm page 4 shows this technique.

    Also on page one of the last link is another option for making a portrait, it was my first try. It basically was a WHOLECLOTH quilt, and I did the portrait all in thread. It was alot easier than I thought it would be to make the pattern. The stitching was still a bit of a stretch for me, but very fun.

    There are many other options, mainly depending on what computer programs you have available, or how comfortable you are with sort of freehanding things.

    To give us an idea of what technique you want, please tell us some artists that use the style you want. For example: Maria Elkins, Marilyn Belford, etc, etc.

    If you want an applique, there are several photo editing programs which will change the photo into a graphic that would be easy to then take different fabrics, and fuse/applique them to a background. Let us know what programs you have and maybe we can be better help.

    Feel free to shoot me a PM if you want more info. Good luck, and be sure to show us your completed quilt.
    Thank you so very much for all the info. I'mlooking at it now. I love the pic of your daughter was that all done in thread? I would love to learn howto do that but for his pic being i want to keep in black and white I think it would be hard to do it in thread (i'm probly wrong) I think my 4 year old grand daughter would look great in the Tech. you used for your daughters.

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    I will go look at her web site.

    Thank you so very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindy4857
    Hi all, I have a black and white pic. of my grandson that I would like to duplicate it in fabric for a wall hanging. Only problem is I have no idea how to do it or where to start. I've been here on the board for hmmm bout a year now I guess. When I post pic's I don't usually get more than a few responses. I often wonder why because most post go on for pages and pages. But If anyone would be willing to help me figure out how to to this I would truly be greatful.

    Cross fingers gonna try to post the pic. I can't figure out how to scan it and then get it here. I'm gonna work on it. The computer isn't reconizing my scanner. Any how If someone might want to take the task on helping me do fabric Art please please please let me know.
    I created this Toby Keith quilt for my mom for Christmas. I used some computer software that you load the picture into and it asks how big you want the quilt to be and how many colors or shades that you want to use. It breaks the picture into squares. This quilt was just under 8000 one inch squares. I believe the program was called the Quilted Photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S
    A while back somebody on this board posted a link to the Victoria and Albert Museum. You upload your photo, answer a few simple questions and the program gives you a picture that is somewhat like cross stitch patterns but for quilts. A black and white photo would be especially good because it gets bogged down if there are to many colors.
    I saved the link for this... http://www.vam.ac.uk/microsites/quil...rk/26704/Pansy

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