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    Printing photos on fabric

    I have an order for this quilt from a woman who's daughter is graduating from college in a few months. She has photos to commemorate the college experience. My question is about the size of the largest squares. The photo area is 14.5" square and I can't do that on my printer. Does anyone know if an Office Max or Depot will print photos on fabric, or do I have to adjust the pattern to fit my printer? Easiest method would be to border those pics like some of the others. Any thoughts?photo quilt.jpg
    sewmuch2learn
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    Last edited by sewmuch2learn; February 19, 2016, 07:09 PM. Reason: forgot to add pic

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    Re: Printing photos on fabric

    There's a lot of videos on YouTube on how to print photos on fabric.....using your own printer etc.
    Here's one I thought was really easy to follow.
    https://youtu.be/6rYlQlXiriY
    This video tells you everything you need to print photos onto fabric and what products you need to as well. Hope this helps.

    Here's another video....( showing you the same thing, how to transfer photos on cloth )
    https://youtu.be/o2UzbGLaBK4
    Here's another one....I like the way this man explains how to do this.
    https://youtu.be/8HO4wtjgy8M
    In the video above the man doing the video also has a company that he will take fabric (from clothing) and make remembrance quilts for you.
    http://remembrancequilt.com/

    I also found a video on how to print on Wax Paper....(I don't think this would work on fabric ) This gal printed a saying on a wooden plaque
    https://youtu.be/y1W8XGLOuAI

    You can purchase the solution(s) from Amazon ( and other places to I'm sure ). Here's the link for that:
    http://www.amazon.com/Jenkins-32-Oun.../dp/B00114TEGA
    redcaboose1717
    Senior Member
    Last edited by redcaboose1717; February 19, 2016, 09:22 PM.
    Jacqueline ( Sugar ) Dorer-Russell
    http:\\www.sugarssmilinpapercrafts.BlogSpot.com

    "I miss the me I was when you were here"

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      #3
      Re: Printing photos on fabric

      Honestly, I have no idea if office max or anyplace would print it on fabric. Never hurts to ask though. I would lean towards fitting the image to what I could do on my printer and bordering it. If office max and such can't do it and you want it the bigger size, I wonder if spoonflower could do it.
      If you don't ask, you don't get. Ghandi

      Toni

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        #4
        Re: Printing photos on fabric

        Toni,
        I have never thought to ask if Office Max or other stores like it would print on fabric either. I know that a local store here in Michigan(similar to WalMart ) called Meijers prints photos on T-shirts, cups etc. but I have never asked them about fabric.
        Several years ago, the Family Circle magazine had an article on how to print on fabric ( they used white broadcloth ). I have the article somewhere around here,but I think this was for printing on home printers from several years ago.
        As I mentioned in my first post, I really liked the way the man in the 3rd video I listed talked about how to do this.
        This is the link I am referring to:
        https://youtu.be/8HO4wtjgy8M
        Jacqueline ( Sugar ) Dorer-Russell
        http:\\www.sugarssmilinpapercrafts.BlogSpot.com

        "I miss the me I was when you were here"

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          #5
          Re: Printing photos on fabric

          Whatever you do, you need to set it.

          You could print the photo 8X10 leaving the white space. Then find a pretty fabric and either embroider, manipulate the fabric in other fashions and make a frame from that fabric to fill in the required space.

          Canon used to sell the kits with their printers.

          How-To: Print on Fabric with an Inkjet Printer | Make:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nikSE7z9UtM

          I've got one Tshirt that I've had for over 20 years - was worn a lot years ago, not so much lately. Printed fabric is still decent after all that time.

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            #6
            Re: Printing photos on fabric

            Please check Spoonflower.com
            I have used them and was very happy with the results.
            Preeti
            http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/

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              #7
              Re: Printing photos on fabric

              Shops that make custom t-shirts can print it for you. Ours asked us to bring in extra treated fabric, don't cut it down to size first.

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                #8
                Re: Printing photos on fabric

                I took photo files (on a thumb drive) to a local print shop, along with the fabric. I had to remind them not to put the photos on the edge of the fabric, and to leave plenty of space between them.

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