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Thread: Best way and best supplies to include a picture in your quilt

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Winston-Salem, NC

    Smile Best way and best supplies to include a picture in your quilt

    I am in the beginning stages of pulling things together to make my oldest DD a quilt (and she doesn't know it). I am planning to include things that she enjoys - like Wizard of Oz, the beach, patriotic colors, music, northwestern (Indian stuff and pottery, etc).. My question is what works best and "permanently" for putting pictures in a quilt. I have maybe three that I would love to include. I have been asking all around about the best fabric to copy a photo onto and run through the printer - everybody tells me something different. I've never done the picture thing. I thought about all the great quilters on here and figured that there would be some great input on this topic. I just don't want pictures in the quilt that will fade out over time. Thanks for your suggestions - I am really stressing over this one - I want her quilt to be great and something she can cherish forever.....Thanks, hunters grammy
    Too much to quilt, not near enough time....

  2. #2
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    There is a special prepared for printing fabric just for this...I think it's called "Printed Treasures" or something to that effect. You can find it at a Hancock's, or possibly at a Hobby Lobby or a Michael's or Jo-Ann's fabric. You just scan your prints, then print them out on the fabric. They are permanent so you shouldn't have any problems with them fading. Good luck!
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  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Central Virginia
    Momto5 is absolutely correct. Some walmarts also still carry itl I have used it for various projects with our churchl.
    Just make sure you have the capatible computer printer and follow the directions. Good Luck.

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