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I have been dreaming/thinking about photo transfers onto fabric for awhile. Recently I had a “vision”….Kimberly’s dogs on a pillow.

This photo transfer process is so much easier than I imagined. One simply needs to print “your” images onto Fabric Sheets for Ink Jet Printers. (There are several suppliers…just google.) Here are the steps that I took.

  • Trolled through Kimberly’s FB photos and found several…..the great news is that Kimberly loved them all and three of those chosen were her very favorites.
  • Created a collage of six photos…..then printed that collage onto the fabric sheet. In hind sight I realize I didn’t want to see as much white background. The pillow cover was already assembled when I had the thought of larger photos framed in ribbon before adding the fabric quilt type pieces. My solution to the white was to sew lace flowers around the photos. Even though labor intensive (each one sewn on individually) Kimberly loved the look as did I.
  • Framed the photos with fabric in quilt style to a finished size of 18″x18″.
  • Chose the closure of the pillow to be an envelope style. This style made for easy pillow insertion.

Kimberly saw the project at the beginning stages….photo with fabric lined up by printed photos….but she was wonderfully surprised and pleased when she saw finished result. It was really a fun project!

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