Work In Progress- Anniversary Photo Quilt

Anniversary Photo QuiltI have very kindly been given permission to share this quilt with you.

It is going to be a wall hanging given as a surprise anniversary gift to his very lovely wife.

The photo’s have been printed onto white cotton poplin fabric using my home inkjet printer. I currently have an Epsom printer which uses pigment ink and I have had some difficulty in getting the ink to set on the fabric. I previously had a printer which used dye based inks and I was able to use ‘bubble jet set’ to set the ink and had some very good results with that. The pigment ink printer does produce more vibrant colours but I would like to make lap size photo quilts which will obviously need to be washed.

Even though this particular quilt will be a wall hanging I did use a fabric medium over the photographs to set them, which has worked, but has also given me a stiff fabric. Not a problem for a wall hanging but I would like to have the flexibility to make useable photo quilts.

If anyone has any ideas on how I can set pigment ink from an inkjet printer please let me know, I will be most grateful.

I am linking up with SewCute hosted by Blossom Heart Quilts, Needle and Thread Thursday hosted by My Quilt Infatuation and Bee Social hoseted by Sew Fresh Quilts.

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Lisa at The Quilting Bird

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