Flower Handprint Quilt

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Other Tell us more about what inspired you. Childrens' handprints What are you most proud of? Being my daughter lives far away, we were able to coordinate our efforts without a glitch for this very special gift. I sent her the fabric, paint and a "sample" for hand placement. I also asked her to make sure that their students' names were on each hand print (she used masking tape for this), then send them back to me. My daughter was able to make up a story about the project and even got her coworker's hanprint without her suspecting! You can imagine her surprise when she was gifted this quilt! The quilt turned out pretty adorable considering I didn't use a pattern and I was able to incorporate all of her favorite colors too! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Cut the background fabric to be used for printing slightly larger than your anticipated block's finish size. The drying paint will draw up and shrink your fabric slightly, so it's a good idea to have extra so you can trim later. Before beginning, thin down the acrylic paint just a tiny bit and saturate the hand with paint. (You could add a textile medium if you wanted.) The acrylic paint dries pretty quickly and if there's not a generous amount of paint on their hands, the prints will be blotchy. So work rather quickly! A gentle but firm press of your hand over theirs when "printing" , helps ensure a saturated transfer. Use your creativity with colors and blending! P.S. If you're sending supplies to someone else, make sure you send extra fabric for "just in cases"!

What you will need

  • 100% cotton fabric
  • 80% cotton/20% polyester batting
  • gross grain ribbon
  • acrylic paint and fabric permanent marking pens

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