A memory quilt is a great keepsake or gift to commemorate a new baby, graduation, wedding, favorite vacation and more. Sound too complicated? It has never been easier to start turning your favorite photos into memory quilts. Even if you are a beginning quilter, so long as you have a digital camera (or a camera and a good scanner), a computer and a printer, you can begin experimenting with photo fabric art.
The best way to get started is to do a little research and utilize some reference tools. There are numerous books available to help get you started. For example, Altered Photo Artistry covers selection of photos, size, printing onto fabric sheets, tiling, and more. Or Secrets of Digital Quilting – From Camera to Quilt, that delves into getting the best results from your digital camera, printer, and photo editing software, and enhancing your fabric with paints and inks, plus gives specific product recommendations. (You’ll probably want to keep the fabric simple, so the focus is on the photos.)
A good book or two will help guide you through using a graphics program for retouching, resizing, color adjustment, and cropping of your photos, along with getting rid of red-eye or any other desired touch-ups.
What a great way to give a one-of-a-kind gift or have a unique conversation piece hanging on your wall or draped on a sofa.