A Photo Rag Quilt!

I had so much fun making my first rag quilt, I immediately had to start another one! And I had *just* the project in mind. Several years ago I was browsing through a craft store when I came across printable fabric. Yes, printable fabric you put in your printer and print digital pictures from your computer onto it. I thought, “Well! If anybody needs printable fabric, it’s gotta be me.” I’ve been hoarding this fabric since 2004, waiting for just the right project to come along. And I have to say, this photo rag quilt was *perfect*!!! :)

photo rag quilt

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Martha October 31, 2008 at 6:31 pm

You are one seriously talented woman! I love both of the rag quilts and just might have to make one myself!


mom :) October 31, 2008 at 7:00 pm

You’ve done it again. Totally amazed me. :)
Can’t wait to see it.

love you,


Erin October 31, 2008 at 7:21 pm

wow! wow! wow! what a great quilt! love the pictures included! cool!


Becky October 31, 2008 at 7:32 pm

Amanda, this is absolutely gorgeous!! LOVE the fabric & colors you picked out.


Rebecca October 31, 2008 at 7:34 pm

I can’t sew a straight line, but you have inspired me to try it! Love the photo fabric, must get some!! Thanks!


Julie October 31, 2008 at 8:09 pm

Wonderful job Amanda…..clever you! I can’t wait to try out making of of these rag
quilts. The sky is the limit & great for gifts
too as they can be coloured co-ordinated to
suit any room. Thanks so much for sharing &
have a great weekend.


amanda October 31, 2008 at 11:20 pm

Aww, I love it! The colors are perfect. Thanks for sharing!


Becky November 1, 2008 at 9:09 am

Great job Amanda. Miley and Howie actually match the one they were photographed on. How neat is that. I can’t wait to see more of you artwork in the future. You are one talented gal. Thanks for sharing !!


Kristin November 1, 2008 at 9:58 am

Amanda, that is by far one of the most beautiful things I have EVER seen! You have just picked my mom’s Christmas present! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!


Megan November 1, 2008 at 10:43 am

I want to try this now! Maybe just a rag quilt at first, but I’m definitely into the photo fabric. It would be so cute for a baby quilt! :)


Barb November 1, 2008 at 11:35 am

Wow, I just love the color combination! I just saw on t.v. on a quilt show about printable fabric! Very cool! Thanks for once again inspiring us all Amanda! Hugs!


MoniqueS November 1, 2008 at 2:29 pm

Excellent idea!


Sandie November 2, 2008 at 11:54 am

They are both beautiful! Great Job on them
both. I cannot wait to get my own
sewing machine. I love quilts and want
to start making them. Yours are just
beautiul! Thanks for sharing.


Deidra November 2, 2008 at 9:46 pm

This photo rag quilt is the coolest thing! Thanks for the inspiration.


Jamie November 5, 2008 at 1:09 pm

Love it! You did a fabulous job. :)


Jennifer November 5, 2008 at 3:15 pm

Love it Amanda!! Perfect idea for my goddaugher’s dedication gift!!


Creole Wisdom November 6, 2008 at 10:27 pm

Can I just fly on down and sit in your gorgeous home and do crafts with you all day??? Goodness you inspire me : ) I love this idea, and might make one come winter break- it’s so long!



michelle November 8, 2008 at 1:03 am

Wow this is so pretty, its amazing how well you are at everything you do. You are the queen of crafts.


jacqui November 8, 2008 at 5:08 pm

OMG how cute do they look!! love it:)
i must go out and start one of these, they look adorable. thanks for the inspiration!!


Connie November 8, 2008 at 9:06 pm

Your quilts are just amazing. Love this idea. Hoping to find some time to make one for myself (or better yet, for the perfect gift).


Jane November 9, 2008 at 6:58 pm

Hi Amanda! I was just wandering the net when I happened to come across your blog. I adore it! What beautiful quilts! Would love to try it out sometime.

I will be back again soon to visit. Come visit mine… it’s not as cute as yours though! : )
I am looking forward to getting to know more about you! hugs, Jane


Katy B. November 11, 2008 at 2:43 am

Love, love, love the quilt! If it didn’t have pictures of you both on it…I’d have to find a way to buy it off you! I seriously love the colors-I will probably copy this exactly!



Jodi November 11, 2008 at 10:32 pm

I loveed the first one you did—-but this one is even better!!!! What a great gift idea!!! You should make these and sell them—I would send you pics so you can make me one! I can’t sew anything! :)


EmilyA February 7, 2009 at 10:31 am

AHhhh! My husband is going to kill me, I just know this project is going to take over my whole weekend. I’m so excited to try this!


Megan {ShabbyBlogs.com} June 19, 2009 at 9:21 pm

That may be THE absolute COOLEST thing I have EVER seen.


Bobbie Dewrell October 15, 2009 at 11:26 am

I thought I was the only one to ponder this idea….I have my 8×10 photos and blocks ready to rag stitch together but i got cold feet….after googling and seeing yours, I think I might proceed, however, mine will have larger blocks and require stitching around the photos…alittle bit more involved…. I think i will hand stitch with clear thread around each image and then frame and rag stitch together….wish me luck ha ha

Bobbie Dewrell….happy grandmama


Mary Williams February 26, 2010 at 11:24 am

I love this idea!!!!! I featured this project on my Friday Favorites on my blog!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!


Anna Garza March 2, 2010 at 9:45 am

I love the quilt and it will be on my list of new projects that I want to start right away. How long did it take and where can I find the Printable Photo Fabric.


Gina Lehman August 20, 2011 at 11:28 pm

I LOVE THIS!!!! And your Blog!!!


Angie July 10, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Love the rag quilt. I work at a school and one of the teachers taught a class after hours to any staff that was interested. I do not sew but I gave it a try. It was easy and fun. I gave the quilt to my grandma for that year’s Christmas. She loved it. She has sense passed and I placed the quilt with her. I hope she’s enjoying it in the afterlife. I had forgotten about the rag quilts. Thanks for posting.


Tanja September 16, 2012 at 5:44 am

Amazing quilt!
I love patchwork :D I haven’t made a quilt yet but several recycled Jeans Patchwork Bags – check them out at http://www.etsy.com/shop/JeansNStuff?ref=si_shop !


Ava September 17, 2012 at 10:33 pm

These r one of the most heart felt gifts u can give a loved one I made one about 5 years ago for my mom sent it in the mail for Christmas an my dad calls me an said I’m gonna whip ur butt I asked y he said I got home today an ur mom has been crying sense ups ran today I said y is she crying he said she has this big king size quilt draped across the extra bed an said that is where my babies an my mom an dad stays
An now she takes her little naps on the quilt nobody except me is allowed to touch it an when company is there she folds it neatly up an lays it in her cedar chest until they r gone
But he said she busted out crying when she opened the box an when I finally got home to c her she could do nothing but cry an tell me she had never had anything to touch her like that quilt so we both ended up crying I guess it has my granny papa an my sis on it which has past an it just really brought her loved ones back together for her


carrie December 4, 2012 at 1:23 am

I love your photo rag quilts. How long do they take to make?


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