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Thread: Memory/Photo Quilt

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    This is the first photo quilt I have made and thought you all might enjoy seeing it. I had a blast making it. I just love old pictures. It's for my mother-in-law's 83rd birthday in May. I added some quiltagami butterflies and some fabric rosettes to add dimension. Hope you enjoy!
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    I have just one word for your quilt.....
    AWWWWWWWW....SOME

    I have wanted to make a quilt like that but I didn't own a computer or copy machine when I first saw them a few years back. Did you find it easy to do? Is it washable?

    Which one of the boys in the pics is your husband?

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    Thank you so much. I thought it was easy. I've only been quilting a year this spring. This was the fabric sheets for the ink jet printers that I used. There is a step you have to do after you print them to make them colorfast and I did that. I don't intend for this to be washed very often, and hopefully she will let me do it! Yes, it is washable, but I plan on her using it as a wall hanging. My husband is the only son and he's the one on the right back when he was young. He's 53 now! Thanks for looking...kim

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    It si very beautiful !! ;-)
    You did a fantasic job !! ;-)

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    Wonderful!! Question: Did you do the pictures at home & did it seem like it used a lot of ink? Awesome quilt!

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    Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paristx
    This is the first photo quilt I have made and thought you all might enjoy seeing it. I had a blast making it. I just love old pictures. It's for my mother-in-law's 83rd birthday in May. I added some quiltagami butterflies and some fabric rosettes to add dimension. Hope you enjoy!
    How did you do the pictures? Did you use fabric sheets? Did it yourself or send it out?

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    That is an heirloom. You did a wonderful job!! love it.

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    This quilt is all about warm fuzzies! Very special treasure! Great job!

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    Beautiful and very creative quilt. Your MIL will love it.

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    This is a wonderful treasure! The roses and butterflies are great additions!

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    AWESOME!!! You did a wonderful job!!!

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    AWESOME!!! You did a wonderful job!!!

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    AWESOME!!! You did a wonderful job!!!

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    AWESOME!!! You did a wonderful job!!!

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    Wow, great job! What a beautiful gift!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marknfran
    Quote Originally Posted by paristx
    This is the first photo quilt I have made and thought you all might enjoy seeing it. I had a blast making it. I just love old pictures. It's for my mother-in-law's 83rd birthday in May. I added some quiltagami butterflies and some fabric rosettes to add dimension. Hope you enjoy!
    How did you do the pictures? Did you use fabric sheets? Did it yourself or send it out?
    I printed the pictures myself with the fabric sheets you can buy. They have fabric on one side and a paper backing on the other side. You just slide them in your printer and print whatever you want on them. I got mine at JoAnn's half off one week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandee
    Wonderful!! Question: Did you do the pictures at home & did it seem like it used a lot of ink? Awesome quilt!
    Yes, I did the pictures myself on my home computer & printer. Used the fabric Sheets you can buy at JoAnn's, etc. Paper backing on one side and fabric on the other. I don't think it used any more ink than printing pics on photo paper. One thing I did learn about a year ago is that when you print black and white photos you use more color ink than black ink. Doesn't make sense but it's true

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    Wow that BEATIFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The hole family will Love it. Great job.

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    Very nice quilt. You did a great job on it!

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    Oh how beautiful!!!!!!!!! You did an amazing job!! The woman in the center is just gorgeous!!
    Love your little pooch, too! :D:D


    PS. Is that your MIL??? Wow, what a beauty, whoever she is!
    I think women used to look so much more feminine than now (and I'm very guilty !!!) lol

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    Yes, that center picture is my MIL. She was 16 then & will be 83 this May. I just love that picture too that's why I made it the center piece. Thanks for looking!

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    Your husband was a cutie too!!! :D:D And I'm sure he still is!!!

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    This is truly beautiful. I love the arrangement of the pictures and the colors you chose

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