Magazine article Sunset

Picture Perfect

Magazine article Sunset

Picture Perfect

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Print your favorite photos onto fabrics

* Family photographs speak a thousand words - in this case, about "X-treme sports" - but you can use today's technology to let them talk in a whole new way, Print favorite snapshots from a trip or children's artwork onto fabric, then stitch up a keepsake. At Sunset's 1999 Idea House (September, page 110), we customized a boy's bedroom with pillows and a quilt covered by sports shots.

You'll need a computer, a scanner, and a color printer, or else just a color copier. (We used Hewlett-Packard equipment.) You'll also need a package of fabric printer sheets, available from computer supply stores. (If you're not quite this wired, most copy shops can complete the process for you if you bring in the fabric sheets.)

Load the fabric sheets into the printer or copier like paper, one sheet at a time. (Canon makes legal-size sheets in a limited range of colors; use white cotton FS-101 for best results. …

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