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Joni_Redding's picture

I saw the movie "Stepmom" and loved the quilt that she made with the pictures printed on it. My little sister is getting married soon and I thought that would be a perfect shower gift. I have no idea where to start. Does anyone know how to do it? How do I get the pictures copied onto the fabric? Can the pictures be in color? I would love to hear from someone who has experience doing this! By the way, if you haven't seen the movie, it's a great one!

Joni in Texas

Sarah_Kayla's picture

(post #30213, reply #1 of 5)

I have not seen the movie, BUT you can get Jean Ray Laurie's book Imagery on Fabric or Marjorie Croner's book fabric photos OR you could get a copy shop to phototransfer for you -like they do on T-shirts OR you could get treated fabric to put in your computer printer. Lots of ways to skin that cat.


Ellen's picture

(post #30213, reply #2 of 5)

Another related question: I bought photo transfer paper for the iron on method but then I couldn't find a copy shop in the Boston area who would put my purchased paper into their machines. None of the big chains would do it so my project sits.

Robin_Storesund's picture

(post #30213, reply #3 of 5)

Ellen, the Noble's Camera Shops will transfer photos to fabric. I know of the one in Hingham, but there are others in the
Boston area.

Jd's picture

(post #30213, reply #4 of 5)

Ellen, have that same problem up here. Some copy shops have their own transfer paper. Believe it or not, though, some office supply places that have copiers in their stores will allow you to use their machines. Just get someone nice to help you. Sometimes it can be as little as $1 a page. If you have to use a copy shop's transfer paper, you can take your transfer to a t-shirt shop and tell them to transfer them to fabric for you. Be sure to have a test picture you can cut up into 2-3 pieces so the temperature and time can be tested. A store called Staples (office supply) carries fabric mounted to a thin plastic. Pictures can be copies directly on this fabric using a Hewlett-Packard printer. Some quilt stores may be able to give you some tips too. Good luck!

Jean_'s picture

(post #30213, reply #5 of 5)

There is an article in the current Threads about printin on fabric with an ink jet printer. Also check out this URL.