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Piecing with Pixels Unique Quilts from your Own Images

Piecing with Pixels Unique Quilts from your Own Images

Who ever thought your camera and computer could be your most valuable quilting tools? Going far beyond the concept of simply transferring photos to fabric, the authors show you how to transform your favorite photos into dazzling quilts. Learn how to 'piece' traditional blocks and original 'appliqué' designs using Adobe® Photoshop® Elements software to create, modify, embellish, and print the designs directly onto fabric. The intriguing digital projects include easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. It is fun and efficient to copy, resize, and reprint your blocks to create larger or smaller quilts, table runners, pillows, or note cards. You'll love using common images in uncommon ways, creating fabrics for your own wonderfully unique quilts. Collectively, this talented California team has been quilting for nearly 50 years. Both are enthusiastic teachers. Gudny is a PC expert who also teaches painting on fabric. Sandra is a Macintosh expert who has been teaching how to print images onto fabric and incorporate them into quilts. Together they teach workshops on their digital-quilting technique.

Item Number: 7775
By: Sandra Hart, Gudny Campbell
From: American Quilter's Society (February 05, 2009)

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Who ever thought your camera and computer could be your most valuable quilting tools? Going far beyond the concept of simply transferring photos to fabric, the authors show you how to transform your favorite photos into dazzling quilts. Learn how to 'piece' traditional blocks and original 'appliqué' designs using Adobe® Photoshop® Elements software to create, modify, embellish, and print the designs directly onto fabric. The intriguing digital projects include easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. It is fun and efficient to copy, resize, and reprint your blocks to create larger or smaller quilts, table runners, pillows, or note cards. You'll love using common images in uncommon ways, creating fabrics for your own wonderfully unique quilts. Collectively, this talented California team has been quilting for nearly 50 years. Both are enthusiastic teachers. Gudny is a PC expert who also teaches painting on fabric. Sandra is a Macintosh expert who has been teaching how to print images onto fabric and incorporate them into quilts. Together they teach workshops on their digital-quilting technique.
SKU 7775
Weight 0.80 pounds
ISBN 978-1-57432-968-1
Binding Softback
Number of Pages 96
Number of Illustrations 346
Dimensions 8.50" x 11.00" x .30"
Publisher American Quilter's Society

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..."Piecing with Pixels" is a must. — Review by Fabric Trends Magazine
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If you've ever had the desire to print images onto fabric, and then incorporate these images into quilts, "Piecing with Pixels" is a must. Authors Sandra Hart and Gudny Campbell have more than fifty combined years of quilting and computing experience. They have been teaching people how to quilt, use computers, create digital designs, and print images onto fabric for over twenty of those years. Their own quilts range from those which use digitally designed and printed fabric, mixed with commercial and painted fabric, to those created entirely on a computer, then printed as a small completed top. In the first four chapters, you learn, while playing, how to create unique quilts using your camera, computer, and Adobe Photoshop Elements tools. From "Getting Started" (Chapter 1) to "Designing & Printing" (Chapter 4), the detailed instructions, large colorful screen shots and gorgeous quilt photos make using your computer exciting and easy. The last two chapters include step-by-step instructions for nine projects that range in complexity from simple traditional quilt blocks to more innovative designs composed of multiple blocks, various backgrounds, layers of shapes, and interesting textures––all created from personal digital photos. The quilting/computing duo provide numerous suggestions for resizing, reusing, re-coloring, and recycling your ideas and photos––piecing and appliqué designs can also be transformed with embellishments over and over again, creating personally meaningful quilts or abstract works of art. A valuable resource page listing websites for software, supplies, tips, and advice is also provided. - Fabric Trends magazine, Summer 2009, page 79. (Posted on 6/3/09)

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