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Annie posted on Wed, Nov 28 2012 6:52 AM

If anyone has ever made a quilt using printable photo paper and has any tips to pass along, I would appreciate it.  

I have all the fabric and photos (still with backing) but don't have instructions for the paper.  I read online the photo fabric should be soaked after paper is removed then pressed.  Are they things I should be aware of?  

Thanks for your time...

Here's my EQ7 version 

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Annie replied on Wed, Nov 28 2012 10:41 AM

Cant seem to be able to post this??

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OH, Annie I love your design. Outstanding. I used the printable fabric on my Mark Twain quilt (in my gallery). The quilt has been washed and the photos didn't fade at all. I didn't pre-soak after I printed the images. But I don't see any reason why you couldn't do that. Maybe it's actually a good idea.


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Annie, you did a fantastic job on this design. Is it your own? 


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Annie replied on Wed, Nov 28 2012 10:54 AM

Judy,

Thanks for your reply.  Yes, the design is my own, not much to it, just filling in so that the photos aren't on top of each other.  Love the way I can import fabric and get a feel for the overall tone.

Can I press on the photo or do  I need to press from other other side?

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Annie:

Judy,

Thanks for your reply.  Yes, the design is my own, not much to it, just filling in so that the photos aren't on top of each other.  Love the way I can import fabric and get a feel for the overall tone.

Can I press on the photo or do  I need to press from other other side?

 

Annie, I didn't press directly on the photo, I layed a piece of plain fabric on top first. I don't know if you have to do that. I have a sample I printed to practice with and it didn't seem to be hurt at all by pressing directly on it, even with steam.

 


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Annie, your quilt is beautiful, I cannot wait to see it all completed. Your design is wonderful.

Life is like a quilt...bits & pieces, joy & sorrow, stitched with love

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Annie replied on Wed, Nov 28 2012 11:33 AM

Thanks,

She gave me a Jelly roll, but I am going to need wider fabric to make the fillers, looking on line to get some yardage.

I will definitely let you know how it is coming along.

Is there anything you see that should be changed.  All the fabric placements are just estimates as are the filler pieces. 

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Annie:
Is there anything you see that should be changed.  All the fabric placements are just estimates as are the filler pieces.

 

Changed Annie? Not a thing. I love it. I want it. When you finish it, you need to submit it to EQ7. 


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Annie:
Is there anything you see that should be changed.

 

Wait, I may have one suggestion. The sawtooth strip. I keep seeing it as being upside down. I think it's because the darker fabric is on the bottom. Try switching the fabrics.

 


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Annie replied on Wed, Nov 28 2012 12:32 PM

I will try that when I get home from work.  Good Eye!

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Annie, I have used the photo paper from Electric quilt,  It was soaked in water afterward.  Since you are an EQ user I bet they could help you with this. 

I did see one at Hobby Lobby that said to soak in vingar water, but can't remember how much or how to tell if that is the kind of "paper fabric" you have

 

Quilt looks awsome.

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Annie replied on Mon, Dec 3 2012 11:49 AM

Hi, New Question...

How have you quilted the memory quilt??  Someone recommended diagonals but I am wondering if it looks funny sewing on faces???

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