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Thread: Hello from from Washington State! Longarmer. Need advce for photo quilt.

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    Hello from from Washington State! Longarmer. Need advce for photo quilt.

    Hi to all! So glad to have found this forum! Some talented folks in the quilting world!!! I am rather new to longarming and have done mostly pantographs. I offered to quilt some lap quilts for seniors but having received them, I see they have photos scattered randomly among the blocks. I realize I shouldn't panto across the photos.....any advice? Has anyone combined panto with perhaps stitch n the ditch around the photos? Not sure how I would manage that....help!
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    Welcome aboard! Sadly even though I have access to a long arm, choosing quilting designs is a huge stumbling block for me. I just don't think in terms of the 3-D of quilting, my brain is still stuck in the 2-D of the piecework.

    I will say that I recently made a lap quilt in celebration of a friend's retirement for quilting. It's very simple, just 8" finished squares representing each letter of the alphabet. Her name is Suzan and I had a friend help me photoshop a picture of her head onto a Supergirl clip art, and then I made the block into a snowball with Stars in the corner. It's going to be awkwardly placed but I did decide to just do outlined S which will (most likely) go through my friend's face... Sometimes there are no good answers

    Maybe use a clear thread and simple quilting?

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    Hi and welcome from North Carolina! I can't help you with your problem... actually I can' even understand it! I'm just an old fashioned quilter, but there are lots of people here that will help. Enjoy!!

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    I'm no help with longarming, but welcome neighbor!

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. I would not quilt over the photos but stitch around them and do panto for the rest.

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    Welcome from Oregon. Maybe post on the general advice section to get more help.

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    Hello and welcome, neighbor! I agree about not quilting in the photos. I've not done a panto with stopping and starting around misc. photos. I'd suggest outlining the photos, then doing freehand quilting.
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    Welcome from Oklahoma. I wonder if you might just do a little something around the edges of the pictures just to tack them down a bit.
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    Hi and welcome to the board. There is absolutely no reason you can't quilt over the photos. Most are done with inkjet printers so it does not change the characteristics of the fabric like those rubbery type T-shirt emblems can. It won't hurt your machine and if the quilt is going to be done with an E2E panto it won't look "weird" or "stupid" to treat the photos like the rest of the quilt and quilt right over them. I have yet to see a photo quilt that was used and laundered regularly have the photos last. They tend to fade a lot. So I would think once the quilt is a couple of years old it might look more weird to leave the sections with photos unquilted. JMHO

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    I just went out on pinterest to see photo quilts and here is a link to get you started, showing that it doesn't detract from the photos to quilt over them:
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/140526450853337010/

    If you use a fine thread like 60 wt, or better yet an 80 wt like Wonderfil's decobob it should be fine.

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