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Re: digital fabric dying 08 Mar 2011 12:43 #59798

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Carla, That's cool! Great use of this technique! I just love being able to do these kinds of things (and share how on this site). It's just plain fun! I also am finding that "painting" the faces of my quilt characters is a great use of this technique. I have many ideas that involve people and the fact that faces and hands were needed always gave me pause.

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Re: digital fabric dying 08 Mar 2011 01:01 #59767

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Great work Betty Jo. I did something innovative along that line when making DH's Beatles "All You Need is Love" Quilt. I knew I wanted a certain size image of the Yellow Submarine against a certain color blue background. I needed 4 of these for corner blocks. So, I took an image of the sub, printed it out on fabric (after adjusting the background color in paint shop pro) and, Viola! Just what I need for my quilt.

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Re: digital fabric dying 06 Dec 2010 09:13 #51860

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A new book just available on this subject is "Digital Imagery on Fabric, Creative uses for you digital images by Ruth Brown"
and is available from http://www.stonecreeksilk.co.uk I am thoroughly enjoying all the new information I am finding out about digital images and about different types of printers and inks in this book and think it is great.

However I admit to being biased because :wink:

a) Ruth is a friend of mine
b) it has photos of some of my work in it.

Advert over and hope I don't get struck off for doing so, but it is still a great book.

Cheers


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Re: digital fabric dying 06 Dec 2010 08:09 #51858

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Cheryl, I'm sure he'd appreciate that. :lol: :lol: :lol: God bless him as he goes into the Navy. Cheers, BJ

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Re: digital fabric dying 06 Dec 2010 06:09 #51857

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Sewdreamy wrote:
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If you could get Santa to bring a Wacom tablet along with it, I think you would enjoy that too...there is a learning curve for all of this.

My son has the Wacom tablet, and will be going into the Navy. so I might just try to keep it warmed up for him while he is in bootcamp and all the schools. :lol:
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Re: digital fabric dying 04 Dec 2010 20:12 #51819

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bettyannseeman wrote:
I am so glad you have found the joy of digital fabric design. I have been printing my own digital designs for a long time. Ricky's Convergence book has two of my small quilts that are made with fabrics created digitally in Corel Draw. You will find a whole new world of possibilities have opened up for you. Have fun. Your cloud piece is stunning. Betty Ann
Cool! I haven't seen the two small quilts, but that sounds terrific.

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Re: digital fabric dying 04 Dec 2010 20:10 #51818

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maggieszafranski wrote:
Brilliant!

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:oops: awww, thanks. I'm kind of excited by this discovery. Cheers.

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Re: digital fabric dying 04 Dec 2010 20:08 #51817

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cjbeg wrote:
WOW, that is so beautiful and I can't wait to see the finished quilt top. No wonder here as why it took you so long to figure this out. I am still in the photo process and will be putting corel on my Santa list. If that doesn't work, then it will be on my birthday list. Congratulations, and keep us updated on your progress.

Thanks. :D I am sort of anxious to see how it all comes out myself. :shock: I've been working on the mountains this afternoon.

I have really gotten to like CorelPainter 11, and I only have only just begun to learn how to use it in conjunction with quilting. If you could get Santa to bring a Wacom tablet along with it, I think you would enjoy that too...there is a learning curve for all of this.

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Re: digital fabric dying 04 Dec 2010 20:02 #51816

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Patchworkjill wrote:
Hey BJ thats great and I new about the printing a photo on fabric but had not thought of making a photo up so to speak like you did, such a learning curve for us beginners like myself here on TQS 8) 8) 8)

After thinking on what you are doing with your cloud (what a great idea) I just had a thought, does that mean if I made a small quilt and or block on EQ7 and sized it to the fabric sheet or two/four per sheet that you could then print it out and put it on a card or such..... :oops: :oops: :oops:

That is exactly what this means. I think the TQS classrooms on printing on fabric by Jeanie are a wonderful help in understanding all of this and how to get the intensity of color and all we want to get from this. She really helped me get the colors right especially.

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Re: digital fabric dying 04 Dec 2010 16:26 #51812

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WOW, that is so beautiful and I can't wait to see the finished quilt top. No wonder here as why it took you so long to figure this out. I am still in the photo process and will be putting corel on my Santa list. If that doesn't work, then it will be on my birthday list. Congratulations, and keep us updated on your progress.
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Re: digital fabric dying 04 Dec 2010 16:23 #51810

Hey BJ thats great and I new about the printing a photo on fabric but had not thought of making a photo up so to speak like you did, such a learning curve for us beginners like myself here on TQS 8) 8) 8)

After thinking on what you are doing with your cloud (what a great idea) I just had a thought, does that mean if I made a small quilt and or block on EQ7 and sized it to the fabric sheet or two/four per sheet that you could then print it out and put it on a card or such..... :oops: :oops: :oops:


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Re: digital fabric dying 04 Dec 2010 15:05 #51809

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Patchworkjill wrote:
Well I have read about Digital fabric Dying on the forum before and have to admit that I must be Jill the Dill as I have no idea what this is about, but it sure sounds interesting, can ayone give me a run down, and Ialso will go to the web and see if I can find out more. :? :? :?
Jill, it's not too complicated...it is just making a picture (or in this case a sky blob) using any one of the drawing/painting/photo editing software packages, sizing it to the size of printer fabric you have (in this case Tabloid, 11x17 inches that I ordered from Electric Quilt), and printing it out on an ink jet printer, following the directions on the package. I rinsed it and heat set it with the hot iron and thus I had my piece of fabric ready to use in the quilt. I just hadn't thought of using it to "paint" a piece of fabric to fix a problem spot in my art quilt before...it was cool to find I could do it. I suspect most anyone with a computer and an ink jet printer can also do it. Probably most of the TQS folks wonder why I didn't figure this out earlier, :shock: but I have been using fabric photo prints for some time and just hadn't thought of making the fabric design myself. :oops: Kind of neat, huh? :lol:

Cheers, BJ

P.S. I DID have to play around with the coloring and "brushes" settings for about an hour to get the colors and softness right. It was a matter of learning how to manage the software and preprinting on paper a couple of times till I got it right.

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Re: digital fabric dying 04 Dec 2010 14:49 #51808

Well I have read about Digital fabric Dying on the forum before and have to admit that I must be Jill the Dill as I have no idea what this is about, but it sure sounds interesting, can ayone give me a run down, and Ialso will go to the web and see if I can find out more. :? :? :?


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Re: digital fabric dying 04 Dec 2010 08:40 #51805

Brilliant!

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