What Material is Best for Making a Photo Blanket?

Has anyone ever made a picture blanket? I heard it was possible to use the iron on transfers to make a picture blanket. My question is, what material do you use when ironing on a picture? What color material works best?

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By Jaysgal from NJ

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February 15, 20110 found this helpful

The best way I know is to use the ironon transfer sheets you purchase. There are several different brands, some work better than others. If you have never used any I would first try Avery I have the best luck with it. There is a fabric made specifically for photo quilts. It is called Blumenthal craft photo fabric. I have not used it and had good luck by washing my fabric in hot water and 1//2 C baking or washing soda first to get any finish out of the fabric. I have read that Epson ink has a better ink for fabric printing so if you have access to an epson printer I would use it if possible. It is said not to fade from light as fast which seems to be the worst problem for picture quilts. I hope this helps.

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February 16, 20110 found this helpful

Can use any material cotton best. I made a quilt out of pictures and T Shirts. You need to have a scanner and printer, get the transfer paper from hobby shop or computer store, some Walmarts carry it. instructions are in the pkg. of transfer paper. Use light colors. I have made mine on pale, green, pink, blue.

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Put picture in center of square and used contrasting colors around the square. Example: green around the pink, just different ways to frame the square, to make the quilt. Very pretty. White cotton T;s can use different pic.'s just scan them and print them. or draw what you want and scan it. Lots of fun.

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February 17, 20110 found this helpful

The color of the material will depend on whether you are using a color photo or not. Check the package on the back of the photo transfer package there are suggestions on there.
Wishing you the best!

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