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May 09

Books on Monday – Blending Photos with Fabric 2

When I was at EQ7 Academy a couple of weeks ago, I received a goody bag. (Okay, we all received goody bags!) One of the items in this bag was a book by Mary Ellen Krantz, one of the teachers there. This is the book we are looking at today, Blending Photos with Fabric 2: More Great Ideas to Combine Photography, Printing and Quiltmaking. This book is available from The Electric Quilt Company or, if you follow the link below (which is my Amazon Affiliate link).

I must confess that this doesn’t sound much like something I’d be rushing out to try, but some of the projects and ideas in this book are very inspiring. Maybe you will see some projects like these here on the blog.

The book is divided into two parts – “Photo to Fabric” and “Quilt Projects.” The first part covers the technique and supplies for printing photos onto fabric, and the second part consists of 10 projects. The directions are written very clearly and the projects use photos in very creative ways.

Here is what is included in the “Photo to Fabric” section:

  • Inspiration
  • When an Image Inspires a Quilt
  • The Creative Side of Picture Taking
  • The Technical Side of Picture Taking
  • Ways to Get Photos into Your Computer
  • A Quiltmaker’s Guide to Buying a Printer
  • Caring for Your Inkjet Printer
  • Printing on Fabric
  • Step 1 – Prepare Your Fabric
  • Step 2 – Prepare Your Image
  • Ten Steps to Image Prep
  • Step 3 – Prepare Your Printer

Who knows? I may start using more photos in my quilts!

Quilt on!

1 comment

  1. Jaye

    I have seen very few photo quilts that were appealing, though I have seen a few. I think it takes special design skill to really design a good photo quilt — one that doesn’t look cheesy or forced.

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