Virtual Quilt Labels Plus
Jenny Haskins Easy Strip
Perfect Paper Piecing
Quilts with Attitude
Book & CD
Sensational 9 patch stars
Printer Fabric Sheets:
Tea Dyed Miracle Fabric Sheets
JT's Colorfast Printer Fabric
JT's Quick Fuse Inkjet Fabric
Treasures Fabric sheets
Treasures Peel and Stick
Bubble Jet Set 2000
- Original & HP
Bubble Jet Set Rinse
Carol Doak's Foundation Paper
Lutradur Mixed Media Sheets
Other fun stuff:
Fused Art Quilts DVD
Teaches You Printing on Fabric (DVD)
Tips for Making Great Memory Quilts
Using Printer Fabric Sheets and/or Bubble Jet Set
Youve seen memory quilts and have been thinking of making one. Is it really
as easy as it sounds? Yes it is!! But do follow these tips to ensure your success.
- Collect your favorite photographs, mementos from vacations, children's
artwork, or anything that is appropriate to the quilt you want to make. Photos and
mementos can be in color or black & white.
- Using a 8 X 11 sheet of paper position your photos and etc. so that you
get as many on one sheet as possible. Remember to leave space between each
image for a 1/4" seam allowance around each image, if you will be
sewing the image to your quilt . If possible crop photos to delete
unnecessary portions of a photo graph. Use a non-permanent type glue or double sided tape
to keep your images in place. Be sure to leave room for print margins, about 1/2" on
each side is enough.
- If you don't have a scanner, take the photographs to a copy shop that has
a color scanner. Shop for the best prices if you have more than a few pages to scan.
- Open the scanned images with a photo imaging program
of your choice. If you have not purchased a photo editor Windows comes with a program called
Paint. It is located in the Accessories group. In addition, there
are many free program available for you to use.
- If you are using Bubble Jet Set
solution, soak white, tightly woven 100% cotton fabric following the
manufacturer's instructions. After soaking the fabric in the solution
and it has dried, iron freezer paper to the back side of the fabric and trim
away excess fabric and any strings. Freezer paper will allow you to insert the
fabric into your ink-jet printer like you would paper.
- Cut your image "block" out of the fabric leaving at least a
1/4" seam allowance around the image. Sew the quilt together as you desire.
- Always run a test print of your image
on paper first to make sure the images will print as desired and you will
avoid wasting printer fabric sheets.
- Experiment using photos, wedding
invitations, graduation announcements, baby announcements, vacation mementos,
matchbook covers, theater tickets, program notes.
- Above all--HAVE FUN!!
If you have a memory quilt you would like to show on the
on our website please contact us. We would love to see it.
for Making Great Memory Quilts
are meant for your own personal use. If you'd like others to have these instructions, please send them a link to CompuQuilt. All other use requires
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