Memory Quilts are a wonderful way to commemmorate a special occasion like a wedding, or a special anniversary or birthday.
They are totally unique and the recipients are awed by the memories.
These special memorial quilts are often made up of photos printed on fabric, as well as pieces of sentimental fabric and even small trinkets or toys.
They can also be made from pieces of fabric given to friends and family to create a work of art.
The photo memory quilts below shows the memory quilt my family made for my Mother's 70th birthday.
Each person got a 12 1/2" square, and free rein to create in thread, fabric, paint, whatever.
It turned out great!
With advances in computer and photo technology that are available today, photos are easier then ever to incorporate into your quilt.
All you need is a digital camera or scanner (printers usually come with scanners these days) a good printer and fabric sheets.
Start by transferring your pictures into your computer by downloading them from your digital camera or scan them in from your printer.
The next step is the important one. One that you will need to "play" with.
It is getting the colours the way you want them. Most computers with Microsoft software come with Picture Manager so you can play with the hues, sharpness and size.
It enables you to crop your photos, as well as adjust the color and contrast.
Do a sample print onto paper to make sure you are happy with the end result.
Now that your photographs are ready, print onto ready made inkjet printer fabric sheets. You can find them at some quilt shops, online, or make your own.
If you are concerned about the quality of your printer, you can take your photographs to a store that prints on teeshirts, they usually have all the equipment to print high quality pictures on fabric.
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