Hello and Welcome,
I have to admit, this one had me a bit stumped, and then a hard drive failure wiped away all my work, I know I keep going on about it, but I’m still upset over losing that drive.. I absolutely love the idea of being able to work with photos, and it’s really nice that EQ has features that allows you to incorporate your photos into quilts you are trying to create.
What this does for me is gives me the ability to see how the photo will look and work in that block, what I’ll need to do to prepare it for printing.
I can’t stress this part enough to you and how important it will become. As a for instance, I did actually create the wallhanging that is part of my lesson, and I printed out the photos on to Electric Quilt photo paper.
My photos printed out at the size of the paper which was 8×11. I had cut my paper to that size as I’d bought fabric rolls last year. So I know that the next time I try this, I really do need to resize my photos out to a proper size. I ended up cutting off far more than needed and now I have not only the photo waste, but the ink from the printer that was wasted because really there is not alot of use for me to use those scraps. It is not EQ’s fault that I didn’t know this about photo printing. Had I done a bit more research on the web, I might have found this out, but time was escaping me for this hop and I really needed to “hop” to it to finish. 🙂 The next time I buy paper tho, I will most likely spend the extra dollars on the sheets instead of the roll and this is because I wanted to print right away, but I had to wait overnight with my cut sheets having a stack of books sitting on them so the sheets would lay flat. My printer was not going to print them otherwise. So that’s another lesson, don’t buy a printer where the fabric has to be “laid” into a tray to print, buy one with a stand up sheet fed type system. 🙂
I have created two videos on how I accomplished this wallhanging and some tips for editing your photos, and how to use your photos on the quilt worktable.
Below is the wallhanging I created:
The first video has a length of 6:03
The second video has a length of 12:28
Feel free to download my videos if you prefer to view them offline.
Here are a few other layout ideas for photos:
This includes all the files, and blocks you see on this page, the only thing not included is all the photos, you will need to add your own.
Here are the other blogs participating in this fun hop, Be sure you stop in to see them.
Enjoy The Lesson,