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Here's a great way to create applique patterns from photos. It's like transforming your sewing room into a darkroom. You won't believe how realistic-looking this technique will make your fabric images. Even quilters with no art training can expect to have success, and the photos of student quilts prove that everybody can. Learn what to look for in a photo and how to get a good photograph to use for a fabric portrait. Detailed instructions tell how to make a pattern from a photograph. There's even a section on using photo editing software to create a pattern. These fun portrait wallhangings and projects make beautiful artwork for the home and delightful gifts for friends and family.
About the Author
Julia Wood started sewing as a child, but her lifetook a more technical route during her career as an engineer. When she stopped working to stay home with her children, Julie returned to her creative roots and began quilting. Her love of computers and quilting led to the development of her techniques to create shadow portraits of people and pets. When not quilting or teaching about quilting, Julia enjoys entering cooking contests -- she's been a two-time finalist in the Pillsbury Bake-Off.