Quilting and Photo Transfer
by Nikki Willhite
When making a quilt for a child, one of the most
fun things you can do it to add pictures of them to the quilt. This is
very, very easy to do.
All you need to do is pick up some photo transfer
paper for your inkjet printer. It comes in a light colors, like pure white
or cream. You can find this paper at most quilt and craft stores.
Here are the steps:
1. Choose your pictures. They need to
be on your computer. If you have a picture you want to use that isn't on
your computer, either scan it and put it on your hard drive, or take a digital
picture of it and put it on your computer.
2. Choose a program to bring display
the pictures You can use the Paint program that comes with windows
software. I prefer to use Microsoft's Word processing program.
3. Arrange your pictures. Size them
either in word, or bring them up in Window's Paint and do it.
4. Do a print preview to make sure they all
fit correctly on the paper.
5. Insert your paper into your inkjet
printer according to which side it prints. One side of the photo print
paper is fabric, and the other side just paper.
6. Print you pictures, and then set the
paper aside until they dry. Follow the directions on the back of the photo
paper. Usually you set the ink with a dry iron when the paper is dry.
7. Pull the paper off the back of the
fabric, and you are none. You now have a piece of fabric with your photo
that is ready to be used as quilt fabric.
8 Note: If you want to label the
pictures, write on them in Paint, Word or whatever program you are using before
you print them.
Below is a picture of a quilt top I am working
on. I am using a lot of panels and linear fabrics to make this quilt.
Cheater Fabrics, Panels and Linear Prints.)
Quilting with pictures is very rewarding.
What could be better than looking at the faces of those you love as you do that
which you love!
About the Author: Nikki Willhite,
mother of 3 and an interior design graduate, has been writing and publishing
articles on the topic of
frugal living for over a
decade. Visit her at
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