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Photographic images can be printed onto fabric without having to buy expensive commercial inkjet fabric sheets.  The resulting fabric can be cut up and pieced into a quilt in a variety of ways.  The images can be used very literally--portraits of family members, for instance, for a family tree quilt--or in a more abstract way.  The resulting quilt can be like a fabric photo album, or simply referential, evoking a sense of time or place that might not be otherwise possible with store-bought fabrics.

Step 1: Materials

100% cotton fabric: white for printing, fat quarters for squares, 2 yards for backing and binding.

Batting 36 x 48

Bubble Jet Set 2000

Bubble Jet Rinse

Large lasagna pan for soaking tray

Cardboard to make a template(s)

Paper and pencil to draw diagram

Freezer paper

Large piece of thick felt

Computer, inkjet printer, printer paper

Digital camera

Disappearing ink pen

Sewing supplies such as scissors, thread, rotary cutter, healing mat, cutting guide, seam ripper, iron, ironing board, sewing machine, pins

Quilt thread

 
 
mhall203 years ago
This is simpler with a laser printer and freezer paper if you happen to have one available.
ChrysN5 years ago
That looks amazing, great job!
canida5 years ago
Beautiful!