5 DIY 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 quilts, all you need are some simple instructions 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. Learn everything from scanning images into the computer to choosing the right fabric printing sheets for your personalized photo quilt. Whether you want to create abstract landscapes, self-portraits, or even printed yardage; the opportunities for unique quilt design is truly endless!

Download your free copy of the Ultimate Photo Quilts eBook today to explore 5 DIY picture quilt techniques. With this diverse group of photo quilt tutorials, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your next project.

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What if printing on fabric was simple? With this free guide you'll learn five ways to make photo quilts using supplies and techniques that quilters of every level can tackle.

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.

Learn which fabric sheets to use when printing on fabric to get it right the first time and every time! Check out the article for more.

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.

Learn how to use markers to create patterns to use in your quilts. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is. See more in the free tutorial: Digital Playtime.

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.

This landscape picture quilt features squares of an ancient Stone Age ruin to create the texture and pattern. Learn how to make photo quilts with your favorite pictures and images with the free tutorial.

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.

Learn how to scan your favorite items, stamp on fabric, and stitch them together to make a beautiful, memorable photo quilt. See the free article Scan, Print, Stamp and Stitch for more.

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.

Learn how it’s not only possible, but simple to print photos onto fabric to use in your quilts and more. More in the tutorial.

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!

Simply playing with markers and watercolor paper has amazing results. Learn how to create colorful fabrics and quilts with this free tutorial.