This posting is now a tutorial on the Artistic Artifacts website: http://www.artisticartifacts.com/memorybook.html
Fabric memory books are a merging of a quilt, photo album and scrapbook. Because they are primarily made with fabric they are soft, tactile and ask to be handled and loved in a way that paper books do not. I have made these little books to commemorate a special trip, event or a special person in my life. Memory books can be made in any style and they can be embellished as much as you like. They make great gift and are always a hit with the recipient because each one is unique and personal. Best of all, they can be made in a day!…
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Very good tutorial and inspiring as well! This would be a wonderful way to make a picture book for a small child by adding textural elements to add to or embellish the printed photos.
Another good idea for my bucket list!
Thank you for checking out Liz’s tutorial- she is also a wonderful teacher!
I love the idea of a tactile kids book!
Jacquie- You are the winner of the Electric Quilt Cotton Lawn Printables!!
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Judy and Liz
Thanks so much for the detailed description of how to use the inkjet fabric. I’ve always wanted to try adding that on to my repetoire, so it would be great, good fun to win the packet of fabric.
I LOVE using photos in my work, old, new people, not people!! we will enter your name into the drawing! thank you Judy
Great tutorial. I am looking for new printable ink jet sheets and would love to try these. Thanks so much.
The cotton Lawn is the very best out there. I love it! We have added you to the drawing!
I love Liz’s tutorials and projects. Always so much fun and informative! Thanks so much. Deb
Great to hear from you! Judy
Love the quilt. Since I am having a new little Great something in July, I think I should win, lol.
Grandmas are special!
Oh, that is adorable. I don’t have any babies at the moment… I wonder if poodles will do?! I could scan photos of my own kids who used to be little and now they are much larger. Almost grown up. Thanks for showing us this lovely book, Liz.
Yes, Janet my son is 15 although cute, not as snuggly as your poodle or Liz’s grandson!
What a wonderful tutorial! it is very easy to follow and a wonderful progject idea. not to mention the beautiful pictures your useing it the book! I am so excited that my babies are in books that are published! this is great liz your work is always stunning and inspiring!
Yes, Elizabeth you do have cutties- when we visist Charleston in the spring I hope to meet you and yours.
I love your little memory album. And the tutorial is great. I’d love to win the printer fabric.
Liz, I LOVE this! I just love combining photos with fabric and this looks like such a fun project. There will be a baby in our family this spring… I had better get practicing this stuff!
Making Fabric books are lots of fun! The best custom photo album there is. try it! Judy
Judy… I loved this tutorial.. what a treat and I am going to try the
fabric listed here – I has been using another brand.. but am Always looking for something New!!!
Pam- I love what you do with photo’s will you come teach your photoshop class at Artistic Artifacts Annex!!
Great tutoiral, Liz! The photos aninstructions are very clear, along with the inspiring project. I hope to take one of your classes at Artistic Artifacts in late spring.
Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. This would make a great Valentine’s present for my Mom and Aunt with the grandbabies photos in them. Thanks again!
Would love to see your book – email us photo’s and we will add to the blog.
Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
nice tute – and what a sweet little grandbaby!
Our quilt guild’s upcoming monthly workshop is on printing photos on fabric. I like the idea of a book, rather than quilt or wallhanging, for those photo memories.
Very nice tutorial—–I always enjoy Liz’s work and books.
Thank you for these directions for a fabulous gift! This would be a special treasure for anyone and so full of love and softness as compared to a photo album. I am inspired!
Love the tutorial – fabric books are lots of fun! Try a little fabric painting, too!
Paint, now that it is a favorite of mine! have you tried the Stewart Gill Fabric Paints- Wonderful!
Love the detailed instructions for making these adorable small artworks. I’ve thought of a couple of up and coming events that I want to document in this manner. Thanks for sharing!
I’d like to know what program is being used to arrange jpeg imagery so that one can minimize waste when printing on the EQ printable fabric.
I place my photos in Pagemaker or I think word lets you do this also.- We can try at the annex sometime if you want to come by
Cute baby! A lot of pregnant women at work these days would love a little book like that. You can brag about the baby and the book – It’s a win-win!
Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. I am sure in the near future , I will give this a try!
What a wonderful idea. I can picture this as a treasured gift to grandparents that live far away…Thank you for sharing..Hope I win that fabric pack 🙂
Judy has done some wonderful works using this Printable fabric as well!! I do love Liz’s work but I will not miss an opportunity to plug our Miss JUDY!!!! Hugs Gal!!! And what the heck I would love to be entered!!!!!
I would be happy to do some driving to AA with some osrt of Tut if you can think of something- just an idea- something to do with classes???
Wish I had little folks around. Or had this technology and information when my daughter was a tot…….she is 42 now!
Very clear directions — thanks so much for posting the tutorial. Can’t wait to give it a try!
Great tutorial! I have just recently started to incorporate fabric in my work and would love to try the inkjet fabric.
This is very nice! I have never used lawn..
Great tutorial, and what a wonderful project! Thanks for sharing this.
I love, love, love working with inkjet fabric to make memory items – quilts, pillows, etc. and would really enjoy trying it in a book format. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!
Great tutorial. I will have to make one for my mother who is now 81.
She owned a quilt shop for 25 years from when she was 50 until she turned 75.
She still quilts everyday. She would love it and I would love making it.
Great tutorial! I’ve used some before, but these pictures are wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity as well.
I am amazed at how bright the colors printed. I had tried some other brand before and did not like how dull the colors printed. I will have to try the one you used. Your project is awesome. Thanks for sharing.
Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.
I would love to try out the printable fabric. I have tons of grandkids (ok just 7) – it would be nice to have all thier photos in a book. Thanks Judy.
What a great tutorial and very timely for me. Just getting ready to do a project with pictures and this will do it. thanks you.
Hey Liz… another great tutorial – clear instructions and supportive images… makes the project feel very do-able…
Just thinking… my grand niece is 8 months old and very interactive… a book with pix of the clan would be a fun project… and another book with clan animals… whoa, the juices are flowing!
Judy, thanks for sponsoring this tutorial… So good to have chatted with you in January down in Sanford…
Wow, a red iron! I’ve never seen a red iron. Perhaps I would enjoy ironing clothing again if I had one of those.
Good tutorial on making a fabric book. Thank you.
wonderful, thanks! I’m linking to the tutorial from my blog because it’s such an easy and potentially popular projects!
Thank you Cindy!
I am just about to start this project as a gift for a 75 year old lady. She asked for some photos and I thought this would be a neat way for her to see and display. Thanks so much for the idea!!!
Wonderful Jeanne, please send us a photo of your completed project!
What a great, easy to follow tutorial. Thanks so much for posting this on your blog!
I’m delighted to know AA is just up the road from Richmond, a very busy I-95 road, but still . . . The photo book has me intrigued and already thinking about which grandchildren photos to include. I’d love the boost of winning the drawing. Hope to get to a class there soon!
What a great idea, I have some pictures just waiting to be used. thanks.
Great tutorial, thanks! And what a great giveaway!
Liz, I love your work – and look forward to meeting you in May, at SAQA convention.
EQ printables are perhaps the only brand I haven’t tried yet – probably because they aren’t as easily available to me as other brands. But I certainly do need to try them – I LOVE using digital images on fabric.
This looks such an easy tutorial that even I might be tempted to make one of these gorgeous little books!
Thanks for this tutorial. I love it.
Great tutorial. Love the way you give hints about the tools you like and why, but do not show a pic of every journaling technique mentioned. Makes me want to try to make one.
Thanks so much for the tutorial, looking forward to your event with Liz later this month.
What a cool idea! Easy to follow instructions and great pictures. Thanks for sharing!
Wonderful pictures; so easy to follow. Thanks for sharing
Thanks for the tutorial. Awesome as always.
So simple, such a great keepsake. Nice!
What a great idea! I can’t wait to start one myself! Your detailed instructions and excellent pictures make this one look fun and easy! Thanks!
Such fun. Thanks for the tutorial. I would love to make a memory book when my 4 year old granddaughter arrives – an international adoption. We have been waiting forever.
Please send photo’s of your book- regards, Judy
What a great tutorial. I also loved Liz’s Hearts tutorial. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity too.
Very nice tutorial! My daughter is graduating from high school this year and it is customary to have scrapbooks for the grads…maybe I’ll just have to make mine fabric!
really like the way you handled the photos. I love the book idea.
My father and I have been doing some family history research, and it occurs to me that making a book like this with some of the photos would be perfect!
I’m starting this afternoon. Super tutorial; clear and so easy to follow. Thanks.
What a wonderful book! I love EQ printables!!!
This is great! And for me, it is very timely. I’ve been wanting to make a similar baby book for my first grandchild. This is perfect and I’m ready to start now that I’ve read your tutorial! Thanks.
Great tutorial and the images are so sharp and clear.
Why or why can’t I live closer…I want to come and play at the annex!
You go girl….
And we wish you did live closer!! Judy
Loved this little book – Will try it soon. Miss you girls – can’t wait for the Houston quilt show! Bev
Miss you too Bev! we have been working hard this week. Great tutorials to come!
Judy and Liz
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