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Thread: Photo Quilt for dad's 90th birthday

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    Photo Quilt for dad's 90th birthday

    Here is a pic of the quilt I made for my dad's 90th birthday. I used a few different brands of colorfast printable fabric sheets. Dad really liked it

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    Happy Stitching! Kim

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    Wow, that is magnificent. Your pictures are great and your dad must love it. It is a family treasure.

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    Fabulous quilt .... absolutely awesome! It is definitely a family treasure! Great work!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    what a outstanding quilt good job and happy birthday to your Dad
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    I know your Dad cherishes this quilt....made especially for him with loving hands! Its fantastic.

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    What a wonderful quilt! Where did you get your printable fabric sheets? Did you print that on your home computer?

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    What a wonderful quilt you have made for your Dad. Your pictures look wonderful and I'm sure it is very much loved.

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    A wonderful batch of memories for him to see everyday. Great job.
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    I have made a few Photo quilts but your pictures are so clear and vibrant! I wonder if it is your printer? You said you used several brands of printable fabric sheets and they all look great!

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    very nice, what a treasure
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    Wonderful, Kim!

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    a very nice gift........

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    What brand of sheets did you use. Your pictures are so bright. Did you print them on your home computer?

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    Thank you! I used mostly June Tailor Colorfast sheets and a few Printed Treasures sheets. Before making this quilt I tried photo to fabric using EQ Printables and I would have used them but they weren't available when I got started. The EQ Printables would have been nicer because they turned out soft like fabric. The think I didn't like about the June Tailor sheets is that they aren't very soft. I'm not sure I could tell much difference between the June Tailor and Printed Treasures sheets. I printed everything on our home Brother MFC 490 CW printer making sure it was full of ink. I ruined a few sheets but running the printer on "clean" cycle fixed it. I have also used the printable fabric to make fun personalized photo pillows.
    Quote Originally Posted by pjk0326 View Post
    I have made a few Photo quilts but your pictures are so clear and vibrant! I wonder if it is your printer? You said you used several brands of printable fabric sheets and they all look great!
    Happy Stitching! Kim

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    Awesome job,

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    Oh my goodness!!! That is absolutely beautiful!! Did you do the quilting yourself? I bet your dad really appreciated all of your hard work and like what others have said, it will be a family heirloom...you are sooooo talented!! We must get together and do some quilting....hope to see you soon......love ya!

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    This is a remarkable memory quilt. I love the deep colors in the photos and the clarity. My photos on fabric usually look so faded and dull. May I ask you to share your method and let us know what printer you have. I am thrilled that someone is able to get this kind of result. Lovely. What a great gift. Aside from living to be 90 and having a great daughter, he has this beautiful memory quilt. Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebitoheaven View Post
    This is a remarkable memory quilt. I love the deep colors in the photos and the clarity. My photos on fabric usually look so faded and dull. May I ask you to share your method and let us know what printer you have. I am thrilled that someone is able to get this kind of result. Lovely. What a great gift. Aside from living to be 90 and having a great daughter, he has this beautiful memory quilt. Love it!
    So sorry, I should have read the rest of the comments before asking these questions. Thank you for sharing. Y

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    Really great job!
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    Wonderful quilt!

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    Beautiful quilt!! There is nothing better than covering up with memories!! Happy Birthday to your Dad!

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    That is great...please tell us how you got such clear photos...very nice!

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    Wow..that is beautiful. Looks like scrapbooking done in fabric!! I love it.
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    That quilt is truly a treasure. No wonder your father was pleased :-)
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    MAN OH MAN. Priceless. That is FAB U LESS. How proud your Dad must be. You did a super great job. I salute you. BrendaK
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