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How to Put a Picture on a Blanket: A DIY Guide

How to Put a Picture on a Blanket: A DIY Guide

Personalizing blankets with pictures has become a popular way to create meaningful gifts and keepsakes. Whether you’re looking to make a cozy quilt, a snug tie blanket, or a simple throw, this guide will walk you through the process, step-by-step. Let’s dive into the different techniques to put a picture on a blanket, turning an ordinary piece into something extraordinary.

How to Make a Blanket with Pictures

Creating a blanket with pictures involves transferring your chosen images onto fabric, which can be done through various techniques. Here’s a detailed look at how to create a personalized photo blanket:

Materials Needed:

Steps to Create:

  1. Select Your Images: Choose high-resolution images for clarity. You can use personal photos, designs, or any artwork that suits your style.
  2. Print the Images: Use an inkjet printer to print the images onto printable fabric sheets or iron-on transfer paper. Ensure the images are mirrored if using transfer paper.
  3. Prepare the Blanket: Spread your blanket on a flat, heat-resistant surface, ensuring it is smooth and free of wrinkles.
  4. Transfer the Images: Place your printed images face down on the blanket. Use an iron set to “cotton” or a heat press to transfer the images to the blanket. Press according to the instructions on your transfer material, usually for a few minutes per image.
  5. Peel Off the Backing: Allow the images to cool after pressing, then carefully peel off the backing paper. Your images should now be embedded in the fabric.
  6. Final Touches: Check all edges of the images to ensure they are securely adhered to the fabric. If any corners lift, re-iron the edges with a protective paper over the top.

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How to Make a Quilt Blanket with Pictures

A quilt blanket with pictures can serve as a beautiful keepsake or a heartfelt gift. This type of project is more involved but very rewarding.

Materials:

Process:

  1. Design Layout: Plan the layout of your quilt. Decide where each photo will be placed and how much other fabric you will use around the photos.
  2. Print and Prepare Photos: Print your chosen pictures onto special quilt-compatible fabric sheets. Cut these out, leaving a margin around the edges for sewing.
  3. Cut Quilt Squares: Cut the rest of your fabric into squares or rectangles that will form the rest of the quilt. Make sure all pieces are of consistent sizes for easy assembly.
  4. Assemble the Top: Arrange all pieces on a flat surface according to your design. Sew them together, piece by piece, until the entire quilt top is assembled. Include your photo fabric pieces according to your layout plan.
  5. Create the Quilt Sandwich: Lay the backing fabric on a flat surface, followed by the quilt batting, and then your quilt top. Make sure everything is flat and smooth.
  6. Quilting: Pin all layers together and quilt them using your desired method (by hand or machine). Quilting involves sewing through all three layers in patterns that can be simple (straight lines) or complex (detailed designs).
  7. Binding: Once quilted, trim the excess batting and backing. Sew a fabric strip around the edges of the quilt to finish the edges and hold everything together.

How to Make a Tie Blanket with Pictures

A tie blanket is an easier craft project because it doesn’t require sewing skills. Incorporating pictures involves using fabric panels with pre-printed images.

Materials:

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Fleece: Lay the solid piece of fleece on a flat surface, then place the fleece with images on top, aligning all edges.
  2. Cut Fringes: Cut 1-inch wide and 4-5 inches long fringes along all sides of both layers. Ensure cuts through both layers are aligned.
  3. Tie the Fringes: Tie each pair of fringes together (one from the top layer and one from the bottom layer) using a double knot. Ensure the knots are tight and even.
  4. Continue Around the Blanket: Work your way around the blanket, tying all fringes. This secures the two layers together and creates a decorative edge.

These personalized picture blankets make thoughtful gifts and fun projects that also serve as cozy companions during colder months. Whether draped over a chair, used as a picnic blanket, or gifted to a loved one, a custom picture blanket carries a warmth that goes beyond just the physical—similar to the comfort provided by a good night’s sleep on a Puffy Lux Mattress.

Conclusion

Adding pictures to blankets is a wonderful way to personalize and enhance a simple item. Whether you choose to print, quilt, or tie your memories into the fabric, the result is a functional piece of art that holds sentimental value. Follow these steps to create a unique blanket that will keep you warm in more ways than one.

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