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« on: November 15, 2006 09:13:34 PM »

This is a quilt i made for my grandmother for christmas last year. My mom and aunt have made my sisters and cousins take a family christmas photo every year since 1994, so for this quilt i gathered up some of the favorite christmas card photos, and assorted other christmas pictures. My grandma cried and cried, and then cried some more, this is the only photo i have of this, i was in a rush to finish it on dec 23rd and forgot to take pictures.

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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2006 09:17:54 PM »

Thats a wonderful and touching idea!!

Is it still washable with the pictures, or did you do photo transfers?

I love it, superstitch!
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2006 09:18:46 PM »

it totally washable on cold. I printed right on the fabric with my printer, then i washed the sheets in cold water and ironed them dry to heat set the ink, and so far so good
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2006 09:20:03 PM »

Thats really great-- From here they look completely clear too, so you must have had a great printer! lol
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2006 09:20:51 PM »

yeah, i have a photo printer, you may recognize the picture 2nd row 2nd from right!
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2006 09:24:11 PM »

Haha, a big version of your little version!

I have a photo printer too that prints horribly, I think its broken Sad
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2006 09:45:37 PM »

that's awesome! i thought about doing something like that for my grandma, but she went blind before i got around to it...
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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2006 03:51:01 AM »

Wow, thats really thoughtful and beautiful!

My gran would love something like that!  Do you mind if I possibly borrow that idea?  I might be able to make something like that for her for next christmas.  Though my gran will cry loads when she sees it as well.  It would actually have been good to have made something like that for her christmas this year seen as I'm in Singapore right now, a long way from Scotland!  So she is missing me and it upsets me when she cries everytime we are on the phone.  Though I'll be home for christmas and she is really looking forward to that.  Maybe I can try my hand at a scrap book for this christmas - hmm, thats an idea and then I can work on the quilt this coming year Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2006 05:44:03 AM »

Oh, it's beautiful!  I love the colors you used; they're so rich and divine.  Num!
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2006 05:49:51 AM »

uh-oh - your story nearly made me cry when i was reading it...


...think it might be getting near that time of the month again!!

awesome job with the quilt - really nice idea!!  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2006 10:29:54 AM »

thank you guys so much! shootingstar, by all means steal the idea! I kind of looked at this quilt like a scrapbook, especially since my granny is too protective of it to actually use it as a quilt, i keep trying to explain that it will be fine as a couch blanket she refuses to use it, she just keeps it in a bag in the trunk of her car so that she can show it to anyone who hasn't seen it.
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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2006 10:36:34 AM »

LOL that she keeps it with her in the trunk!
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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2006 06:56:32 PM »

Thats really sweet!

I think I'm going to start planning ideas for the quilt soon and that can be an ongoing project for me next year.
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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2006 08:18:31 AM »

that's awesome! i thought about doing something like that for my grandma, but she went blind before i got around to it...

Have you thought about doing a textural quilt?  Maybe different blocks of chenille or flannel or velvet?  Do textures that remind you of things you did together, like if you went to her cabin in the woods then find a rougher fabric that feels like tree bark.  That way, she can still experience the memories!

ps - for those of you who aren't comfortable printing straight to fabric, you can always use printable iron-on paper.
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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2006 08:34:50 AM »

Have you thought about doing a textural quilt?  Maybe different blocks of chenille or flannel or velvet? 

I thought of doing something like that and donating it to a local childrens hospice, where they use lights, sound, touch etc to comfort the child etc
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« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2006 10:08:05 AM »

that's awesome! i thought about doing something like that for my grandma, but she went blind before i got around to it...

Have you thought about doing a textural quilt?  Maybe different blocks of chenille or flannel or velvet?  Do textures that remind you of things you did together, like if you went to her cabin in the woods then find a rougher fabric that feels like tree bark.  That way, she can still experience the memories!

oh, i've totally thought of that too, i had originally thought of the pictures, that's all. i did make her a card that was all textured a few years ago actually. this year i'm making her a super duper soft scarf.

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« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2006 06:37:40 PM »

that is such an awesome gift! Gives me an idea to make my MIL and hubby's grandmother and my mom too!
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« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2006 08:18:56 AM »

love it!   would  really be  interested  in  more detail of how to print  right on  the  fabric!
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« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2006 10:02:55 AM »

well basically they are sheets of fabric with paper on one side. You slide them into your printer like normal paper and print on the fabric side. Once they're printed you peel off the paper backing, then soak the fabric in cold water, let dry, and then iron to heat set your image, and there ya go
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