Ring of Memories



Hi! It’s Quilted Works blogging with you today on the Moda Bake Shop. We are excited to be here again to share a unique project created by Rhonda Ferguson, an instructor here at Quilted Works. This super easy “Ring of Memories” is sure to be a project you’re going to want to make. It’s just perfect as a gift for little ones, because we all know kids LOVE to see pictures of themselves. And what a great way to accomplish that…with fabric of course!

  • Family Pictures
  • Charm Pack (one square for each picture)
  • Iron-on Photo Transfer Paper
  • Hobbs Batting – 3 1/2″ square for every two pictures
  • 1/4″ (6mm) Eyelets and setting tools
  • 2-inch metal book ring (found at office supply stores)



Picture Preparation:
* We realize there are numerous Photo Editing programs and different techniques you can use to edit your photos for print. Please choose whatever you’re comfortable with or follow our simple instructions.


Bring family pictures into a photo editing program and crop pictures to make them square. Make sure you leave enough room on the top left or right hand corner so that the eyelet will not interfere with the faces in your pictures – this should be approximately 1/2″. Save pictures to your desktop.

In Microsoft Word, open up a new document. Go to margins, and adjust them to .25″ on all sides. Go to Insert Picture, and insert a picture from the desktop. With the picture highlighted, click on text wrapping. Click on square (this allows you to move the picture anywhere on the page). In the picture toolbar, adjust the size to 3 1/2 x 3 1/2″. Move the picture to the top left hand corner.

Insert a total of six pictures onto the page using the steps listed above. Pictures will be end to end with the paper having 1/4″ margins. *You can print the photos any size you wish. We did the 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ to maximize the use of our photo transfer paper.



Remove any paper from your printer’s paper tray and insert photo transfer paper (one at a time) into the tray. Using manufacturer’s directions, adjust settings as needed for your printer and print.


Continue to replace pictures in your layout with new pictures and print each new page of pictures.

Cut out pictures to 3 1/2 x 3 1/2″.



Choose a charm square for each picture. Place the picture in the center of the charm square and iron it on, according to manufacturer’s directions.
 


Sewing Instructions:
To reinforce the picture, sew 1/8″ inside each picture.



Group pictures in sets of two. Remember that you need to leave room for the eyelet so it doesn’t interfere with faces in the picture.



Make a sandwich with a picture square (right side down), then a layer of batting (centered over picture) and last another picture square (right side up).

Pin the square in each corner, lining up the corner of the top picture, the corner of the batting and the corner of the bottom picture.  Follow these instructions for each set of pictures.


With coordinating thread, sew 1/8″ away from edge of picture.


Eyelets:

Following directions on eyelet package, place eyelet in top left hand corner of each picture square.

We placed the eyelet on the picture and traced the inside, then cut out that small circle to fit the eyelet piece inside.


Trim edges of fabric square with pinking shears to desired size. I trimmed 1/4″ from each side.



Slide picture squares onto the 2″ metal ring and you’re done!  
 



One darling Photo Book! The perfect gift for baby!!!

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Barb Johnson

Shop Owner at Quilted Works
Your one-stop quilt shop in St. George, Utah.

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