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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33 Responses
  1. Ava

    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

  2. Angie

    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.

  3. Anna Garza

    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.

  4. Bobbie Dewrell

    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

  5. EmilyA

    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!

  6. Jodi

    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! :)

  7. Katy B.

    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!


  8. Jane

    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

  9. Connie

    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).

  10. Creole Wisdom

    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!


  11. Sandie

    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.

  12. Barb

    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!

  13. Megan

    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! :)

  14. Kristin

    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!

  15. Becky

    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 !!

  16. Julie

    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.

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