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See Us For Your Photo Transfer Needs!

Photo transfer to fabric has many forms and sizes. We do them for customers and for ourselves. We most often think of transfers as being pictures of people. However, we have also done photo transfers of logos, newspaper articles, documents, and bible verses.

The one below was printed to make a quilt to comfort a family member and was made of bible verses. We printed twenty-four different verses and chose the twenty most meaningful. We obtained the quotations, below, by using our bible software to search a variety of bible translations [KJV is the King James Version and CSB is the Christian Standard Bible] under the topic of "comfort" and chose our twenty-seven, mentioned before.
The verses, above, was printed on Super-B sized fabric. Super-B is 13" x 19." So we can print and enlarge up to a 13" x 19" size. This is more than twice the size of the 8 1/2" x 11" standard sized sheet.
The picture to the right illustrates the size of a Super-B. Pat R. is holding two of the many transfers that we did for her to create a few quilts for Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Company headquartered in Bluffton Ohio. The transfers she is holding are tabloid [11" x 17"] in size, which is two inches smaller than the Super-B [13" x 19"].

The transfer on the right was for the center of the quilt. The transfer on the left was a background fabric that we created out of the company popcorn logo.

It was a fun project. And, like all of the photo transfers brought into the studio, there is always some photoshopping that need to be done. That usually involves lighting adjustments or simply making the person the object of the picture instead of the background that the subject was photographed against.

I have been doing photo transfer for some 27 years. When I started, T-shirt and sweatshirt photos were popular. The medium has changed to allow for the creation of fabric that can be used in a quilt and not an add-in, as say, an applique would be.
One of my favorite applications is the label for the back of a quilt. There have been numerous variations. They range from pictures of the actual quilt, with the quilting information, to the standard. The one at the right is the label for the quilt mentioned above.
Using custom photo transfer label you can include any information you desire, like: a favorite verse or saying; a logo or picture; who the quilt is for and their relationship; why it was made; the pattern name and designer, the quilter, the longarmer, the date, and whatever else is pertinent.

I trust you have found this information inspiring and interesting.
May The Lord Richly Bless You!
Rick & Ruth Grihalva
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