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« on: June 11, 2007 01:07:38 PM »

Hi, I need an advise, I want to make a quilt for my mom and I would love to add photos of the family on it, but I don't know who to transfer the photos into the fabric, do you have any information regarding?

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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2007 08:18:06 AM »

I've used their paper:


as well as their's:


I haven't used this but it looks interesting:


I scanned my photo into my computer so that I could size it.  After trying a practice print I found I needed to make some color adjustments to the photo since it was coming out a little green and I upped the saturation to compensate for the transfer losing a bit in the process.

Hope this helps...

I just found this based on someone else's post:

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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2007 10:18:18 AM »

You can print on any fabric if you have an inkjet printer. You can buy pre-prepared fabric sheets, or you can make them yourself. You have to buy a solution to pre-wash the fabric with and then you can attach freezer paper or a large label sticker to the back (to make it stiff enough to go through the printer). Then you set your printer for maximum ink saturation (the fabric needs as much ink as possible if you want a sharp and colourful image). Then you let it dry, remove the paper, heat set (by ironing with no steam on the un-printed side) and then rinse in cold water for 10 seconds and let dry on a towel (one that you don't care about). For the rinse part I usually add some vinegar, or you can buy special solutions.

It's important to know that photo printers do not work well for this because they don't deposit enough ink on the fabric. You need a printer that allows you to adjust the ink saturation.

Let me know if you have any more questions if you try to do it on your own.
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2008 10:57:56 AM »

Hmm... this sound interesting. Is the fabric washable after you print your image on it?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2008 06:22:38 PM »

Most photos quilts are marginally washable, but not something you'd use even remotely every day, or even every month. They're really more of a wall-hanging thing.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008 03:04:08 AM »

Great I would love start a family quilt!!!

« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2008 09:29:48 AM »

I love bubble Jet Set 2000. 
You can also buy pre-treated fabrics that are attached to freezer paper.
This site has lots of projects and fabric printing info..
You should be able to make your project as facy or simple as you like!!!Hope these are helpful
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