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Old 02-14-2020, 11:09 AM
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Ladies & Gentlemen?? I am an oldie that couldn't remember her login info.. I am not on a lot of boards. But I am desperate for help. I hope it is alright to ask. If not, please just delete me. I am wanting to make a photo quilt. Kind of different/abstract. I want to somehow take an 8/10 photo but want to make it into 2/12 in strips. Like a jelly roll. I am wanting to make it an off kilter photo quilt. So I have no idea how to print out the photo where, the photo strip is 2 in with extra 1/2 for the seam allowance? Any ideas?
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:12 AM
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I would cut the photo into 2 inch strips before printing onto fabric leave a 1inch space between strips to make sure you can cut with 1/4 seam allowances
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:14 AM
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I usually call my friend in Arizona to help me with this sort of thing. Do you have reasonably sophisticated photo editing program? I would think it would be easy to slice the image into 2" pieces and then space them.

The other thing is if you print multiple images you can get a couple out of each one, so you might get rows 1, 3, 5 all in one go, then cut 2 and 4 out of the other one.
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Sassycatt View Post
... I hope it is alright to ask. If not, please just delete me. ..
this is an excellent question.
lots of members will find it very interesting.
i hope you get many good suggestions.
i know i'm going to peek in from time to time and "borrow" the best advice.
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by cjsews View Post
I would cut the photo into 2 inch strips before printing onto fabric leave a 1inch space between strips to make sure you can cut with 1/4 seam allowances

Thank you. I feel like an idiot for not thinking that. Maybe I can blame it on the cold meds? No... just me.

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Old 02-14-2020, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Sassycatt View Post
Thank you. I feel like an idiot for not thinking that. Maybe I can blame it on the cold meds? No... just me.
Same here, the simple logical way always eludes me! Glad you got some good advice! Welcome back!
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:42 PM
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First thing I would do is to make a duplicate of the original photo before getting creative with it
​​​​​​Good ideas suggested.
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Old 02-14-2020, 02:13 PM
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I've been reading about this artist's transfer paper. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/16...5WF3E1QU&psc=1 With this, you could go ahead and sew your strips together and then transfer the photo. There are youtube videos of how to use this product.
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Old 02-15-2020, 05:21 AM
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Check out Spoonflower.com
You can upload any file to be printed on any type fabric. They have an editing app to use. I made a photo quilt by uploading photos and ordering a "swatch" for each one ($5 ea.) Also, custom fabric by the yard.
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Old 02-15-2020, 05:40 AM
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I second the Spoonflower suggestion. The printing is better quality then the home printer set up. It is so much fun to have the fabric design I drew in the colors I want. I have one shelf unit just for my Spoonflower fabric. I have started using Spoonflower for one of a kind backings for my quilts.
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