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Thread: removing photos from fabric

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    Super Member CoriAmD's Avatar
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    Hi, a while back I asked some advice on how to remove ironed on photos from cotton because I had used the wrong transfer paper and the photos were cracking and peeling. Well, you were right, it isn't that easy, in fact.... impossible. Soooo, I decided to start the photo memory quilt all over again using the correct iron on transfer paper. BUT, then what to do with the old quilt.. Here's my solution. I simply appliqued a new piece of fabric on top of the block.

    photo quilt before (for some reason this looks like two photos... hmmm)
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    photo quilt after (what photos... lol)
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    close up of "new" block
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    Very clever way to recycle and reuse what otherwise is a perfectly fine quilt. Good for you!

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    Oh, so clever. The quilt looks great.

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    Great solution. :)

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    Every mistake teaches us something, doesn't it?

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    Great way to save the quilt.

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    Beautiful save! ;-)

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    Great save, I'm glad that it wasn't a UFO!!

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    Wonderful idea! The first photo quilt I made was for my daughter and s/l for Christmas about 5 yrs ago. I had just finished it when she decided she wanted a divorce. Now the quilt sits in my closet with absolutely no idea what to do with it. Wonderful former s/l signed over his parental rights and has no contact with my grandson whatsoever. In fact, my grandson wants nothing to do with him. So now, I don't know what to do with the quilt...

    You did a fantastic job on yours. Maybe I can do something like that with the one I did.

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    Great idea!

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