Number of Lessons: 3
Price: US$ 30.00
Tutor: Ruth Blanchet
On Demand: Start anytime
Learn how to take your favourite photographs and print them onto fabric using your ink jet printer and computer. Ruth will take you through the process of preparing fabric to accept the photograph and then show you four creative ways to use your fabric photos in projects. You will be able to make quilt labels, fabric books and a small memory wall hanging. In the last project, you will use a scenic photo as the base for thread painting. This exciting technique will open the doors to many possibilities in quilt making. Level: basic quilting and sewing skills. Must be comfortable with your printer and scanner. You need either MS Word or a graphics software program to create labels.
For pre-treating your own fabric, you will need the following:
If not pre-treating your own fabric, you will need:
Notes: When purchasing pre-treat fabric sheet be sure to read the package carefully. Some fabric sheets are not designed for washing while others are. If you are in doubt of which to purchase, we will have discussions and recommendations in the first lesson.
Peel ‘n’ Stick by Printed Treasures is not suitable for the projects in this class. It is ideal for adding fabric prints to projects that do not require stitching, such as frames and plastic boxes.
To feed fabric without backing through your printer, you need either
All projects are optional.
Measures 15" x 20" or [22 1/2" x 30"]
Note: Measurements for large size are given in square brackets.
Note: These printouts may vary in any size smaller than listed, so if you have a smaller printout you want to use, let me know and we can discuss ways to add borders to bring it up to size. Larger photos require different measurements for the whole quilt, so they will not be appropriate for this project. Since you will not want to quilt across the photo, small sizes usually work better. If you wish to use large photos, these need to be reduced before printing. This will be covered in class.
If using my printout, I used Mettler threads in these colors:
If using your own printout, any embroidery threads to match the fabric colours of your piece
You will learn how to print on fabric using your home printer, computer and fabrics. There will be two methods for pre-treating your fabric as well as information on using commercially purchased pre-treated fabric sheets. We will prepare photos for printing and there will be tips on how to enhance these to give the best results.
Complete directions for two projects: label making and a photo/memory quilt. Instructions include using Word to combine graphics and text.
Instructions for making a fabric book using a scrapbook as a base. Step by step instructions for thread painting on top of a photo print on fabric. For the thread painting project, there will be a scenic photo supplied in the lesson to help you grasp the concept of thread colour selection.