Photo Fun Class Plan

by The Hewlett-Packard Company, Edited by Cyndy Lyle Rymer

NOTES TO INSTRUCTORS AND SHOP OWNERS
Every one is fascinated with the endless possibilities of printing images on fabric. With access to an inkjet printer (any brand will work), anyone can copy photos and other images onto fabric and feature them in quilts and crafts. For classes, students can bring fabric they've printed at home or you can offer scanning and printing services in your shop.

MATERIALS TO STOCK IN THE SHOP

A wide variety of prepared fabric is available (refer to resources in the back of the book).

For those who want to prepare their own fabric for printing, you may also want to carry Bubble Jet Set and Rinse and fine-woven cotton (refer to resources in the back of the book).

If you are offering scanning and printing services, be sure to have extra ink cartridges on hand.


CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

How-to Scan and Print on Fabric (2 - 3 hours)
For students who are not familiar with printing on fabric, a class can be offered that explains how images and objects can be scanned/copied and printed, and how images can be printed directly from a computer. Use the material on pages 4-13 (Before You Print) and 18-22 (A Guide to Scanning). For a slightly longer class, you can cover the material on pages 28-30 (Taking Photos for Quilts). Students can bring their own photos or other materials to print on fabric in preparation for a project class.

This class can be offered prior to the following classes; for beginners, the How-to Scan and Print on Fabric can be offered in the morning and the Travel Memories class offered in the afternoon.


Travel Memories Quilt Project (1/2 day class, quilting will be done at home)
This is a fun and easy project for all skill levels. Three 8" x 10" photos are fused to a backing and strips of fabric are added log-cabin style to frame the photos. Five Smaller photos of assorted sizes are added for more visual interest.

Any related photos can be used in this format.

SUPPLY LIST

  • Required Text: Photo Fun: Print Your Own Fabric for Quilts & Crafts
  • Photos for scanning and printing and 4-5 pretreated fabric sheets or fabric with images already printed
  • 1 1/2 yards paper-backed fusible web
  • Fabric scraps for log cabin strips
  • 1 yard base fabric
  • 1 yard backing fabric
  • 1/4 yard fabric for binding
  • 16" x 46" piece of batting
  • Teflon pressing sheet for fusing (optional)

IN THE CLASSROOM

  1. Have students who need to scan and print their images come to the How to Scan and Print on Fabric class so they are ready to start with the rest of the class.
  2. If there are any students who have not used fusible web, provide a quick lesson in using fusibles.
  3. Follow the instructions in the book on page 54.
  4. Any left over photos can be used on the back as part of the quilt label.

Four Seasons Quilt Project (full-day class)
This is a class for more advanced quilters. Four 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" photos are sewn into a wall hanging that finishes to 34 1/2" x 30 1/2". Two of the photos should be horizontal and two should be vertical.

Any related photos can be used in this format.

SUPPLY LIST

  • Required Text: Photo Fun: Print Your Own Fabric for Quilts & Crafts
  • Four 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" photos printed on fabric (2 horizontal and 2 vertical in orientation)
  • Fat quarters of blue, red, and yellow for the center and unit squares
  • 1/4 yard black for background
  • 1 yard backing fabric
  • 38" x 34" batting
  • Beads for embellishing (optional)

IN THE CLASSROOM

  1. Have students who need to scan and print their images come to the How to Scan and Print on Fabric class so they are ready to start with the rest of the class.
  2. Follow the instructions in the book on pages 51-53.
  3. You may want to demonstrate Partial Seam construction as described on page 53.
  4. Any left over photos can be used on the back as part of the quilt label.
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