Ultimate Photo Quilts: 5 Ways to Make Photo and Picture Quilts

What do you do with all your beautiful, artistic photos languishing in your camera or computer? Use them to design a photo quilt! It’s easier than ever to turn your pictures—old and new—into photo quilts using digital technology, photo-editing software, and inkjet printer products specifically designed for fabric. All you need are some picture quilt tutorials, and you’re ready to go.

With our free eBook, you’ll get expert help on how to make a quilt with pictures from top quilt designers. They’ll explain how to choose the right inkjet fabric printing sheets to match your preference, how to print images on other substrates, how to scan your images into the computer and then alter them digitally or with art materials to create different looks, and finally, how to turn your images into a personalized photo quilt.

The ideas for making picture quilts range from creating abstract landscapes and self-portraits to using your photos to make your own fabric designs. Most quilters use pre-prepared photo fabric sheets to print their images, but there are many other ways to incorporate your pictures into your fiber art. We’ll show you how to make a picture quilt with these five tutorials. Download your copy for free to get started.

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Learn how to make photo a quilt five different ways, FREE!

Each of these techniques will give you everything you need to get started and be successful creating your very own photo inspired quilt. Incorporating photos of your family and friends using these methods is sure to revolutionize the way you think about art quilts. Download this FREE eBook Ultimate Photo Quilts: 5 Ways to Make Photo and Picture Quilts and learn how to make your own picture quilt with these step by step techniques.

Ready, Click, Print: A Comparison of Prepared Inkjet Fabric Sheets by Jennifer Rapacki

Technique #1

Ready, Click, Print: A Comparison of Prepared Inkjet Fabric Sheets by Jennifer Rapacki

Jennifer loves using her own imagery and photographs on her quilts. And with a home inkjet printer and specially treated fabric, anyone make this a reality. In this article, she tests several of the most popular pre-treated fabric sheets and shares her results. With her findings you’ll be able to decide which once is best for your own photo memory quilts.

How To Make a Quilt with Pictures: Digital Playtime by Diane Doran

Technique #2

Digital Playtime by Diane Doran

Learn to create colorful fabrics with your computer and use them in your photo quilt! You’ll begin with a little playtime with paints and markers, creating designs with a little guidance from Diane, before scanning these fascinating prints into the computer. Once there, she’ll provide direction on altering the scans before printing.

Landscape Picture Quilts: Scanning the Horizon by Marie Roper

Technique #3

Scanning the Horizon by Marie Roper

With this tutorial you’ll learn how to make a photo memory quilt by incorporating digital imagery into a landscape-inspired design. Follow along to learn how to create digitally printed fabrics using a super easy technique. The enchanting landscape where Marie lives was the inspiration for her featured designs, but your favorite places can be the main focus of your quilt.

How To Make a Picture Quilt: Scan, Print, Stamp and Stitch by Pamela Price Klebaum

Technique #4

Scan, Print, Stamp and Stitch by Pamela Price Klebaum

Learn how to manipulate images and use color like never before in your quilts. This tutorial begins with a lesson on scanning and playing with images using Photoshop, then discusses how to print onto fabric using ExtravOrganza. You can pick from a number of finishing techniques, including stamping, to complete your design. This project will help you learn how to make photo quilts you’re sure to love.

Picture Quilt Tutorials: Options for Imagery by Ginny Eckley

Technique #5

Options for Imagery by Ginny Eckley

There’s a myriad of choices for today’s quilter who wants to include digital imagery in their work. This tutorial provides you with three options for how to make a photo quilt: painting on silk, inkjet printing, and silk screening. You’ll be amazed what you can do!

If you have never made a picture quilt, now is your chance to try!

What are you waiting for? Learn how to easily transform your photos, drawings, and more into beautiful photo quilts. With this free eBook you’ll see how to easy it is to come up with your photo quilt pattern, and find the right method for transferring your selected images to fabric. Download your FREE eBook today and get started creating your own photo quilt patterns!

Learn how to make a photo quilt like this one, with this free guide.