Playing with TAP

our sweet niece is getting married in October … her sweetheart’s family is making a wedding quilt with squares created by various family members …the future bride and groom picked these cotton fabrics to work with

I was so excited about being a part of this … but must admit sewing a straight line is not my strong suit (no laughing!) … lucky for me a talented and super nice friend came to the rescue and sewed the fabric pieces around my photo transfer and got me ready for the stitching … if you haven’t tried Lesley Riley’s Transfer Artist Paper (TAP) I highly recommend giving it a whirl … it transfers so quickly and effortlessly you can hardly believe your eyes!

it is washable and can be ironed too … so versatile


the photo was taken on the beach (it may have been their engagement photo) … it was altered in photoshop by the photographer … I knew it would make a perfect focal point for our quilt square

all I had to do was a little blanket stitching and embroider our names in the lower right hand corner … as requested … it has already arrived in California … can’t wait to see the finished quilt!

*footnote: to see the finished quilt visit this post*


28 responses to “Playing with TAP

  1. Patty, she will looooove this! It is perfect , and stunning, and something to treasure forever!

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  2. What an adorable photo you chose. And of course, your hand sewing was great, too. Like you, I couldn’t sew a straight line if my life depended on it. Gotta admire those “real” quilters. You did a great job with your square, though.

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  3. Lovely square!

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  4. how creative, and what a special keepsake. i bet the finished quilt will be fabulous!

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  5. How Exciting! My SIL and I did this for our older sibling’s 40th Wedding Anniversary. We had all the family make a square using chosen fabrics and it was so fun and fabulous to see the finished project. I am so glad you did this ~ it will be a cherished treasure I am sure! Have a terrific week Patty! And your square is so awesome ~ I love what you did!!!

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  6. TAP papers are miraculous and this will be the most precious gift of all! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  7. aww patty what a lovely idea and keepsake they will have…

    havent tried the TAP, been meaning to order some as ive heard its fantastic..jenxo

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  8. This is going to be the most fantastic gift! and I will have a look at TAP as I really love techniques and the only transferring I have dome is with the cello tape and I loved the results but to have one you can wash etc sounds wonderful!

    Love Dawn xx

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  9. Such lovely & stunning !!!
    Really a great gift .

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  10. Marilyn Rock

    Patty! What a brilliant idea. I love your fabric square for the quilt. The photo transfer is crisp and clear and I love your choice of fabric around it. So beautiful; what a wonderful and meaningful gift. That TAP – is it good on canvas, too? I have a soft canvas book, here; it’s small but wondering. I could make a little book for my granddaughter. Love ya – Marilyn xxoo

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  11. Patty this is fabulous as always!! I’ve been thinking about using TAP for a while but it’s just not available over this end. I’m not always happy with my transfer “outcomes” currently, but I shall persevere with whatever methods that are available. thanks for sharing..

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  12. What a great idea for a wedding heirloom…..
    such memories…..

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  13. What an awesome gift! Nothing says “love” like a handmade quilt that they will always treasure. They’ll always be “cuddled and hugged” by family. Your square is awesome, Patty! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  14. Patty, What a fun project/idea/keepsake…love your quilt square and the personal touches you embroidered. That photo is tremendously creative. I have a pack of the TAP and used it to make one of my sisters a couple of personalized gifts and it didn’t come out like I had hoped. I transferred it to canvas and am wondering if the nubbiness of the material was the culprit? What kind of fabric did you use for your photo? Sending you some cooler, fresh mountain air and hugs, xo, Sue

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  15. Love this whole idea, Patty – and your quilt square is so special! They will love it. Glad you like TAP … I’ve haven’t used mine yet so I have my fingers crossed! hugs,

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  16. It turned out beautifully! They will adore it. Thank goodness for friends, huh? ha!

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  17. Wonderful. I’m looking forward to doing TAP in Carole’s class…no not Tap dancing transfer printing…see you there !

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  18. Oh this is so cool! If you get a chance I just posted my dresses for May and June! Now to catch up with February and March! 🙂 Marva

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  19. This is spectacular, dear Patty! I’m glad I came by to see your work today!

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  20. So schön dear Patty.
    Wonderful work as always. Love it.

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  21. That is beautiful, Patty, and just in time. I am looking for a good transfer paper. I am wondering what kind of a copy machine you have. That is the other thing I am looking for!!!
    Hugs,
    Suz

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  22. A wedding quilt is wonderful and your amazing photo transfer square a gorgeous idea!
    Hugs Anja

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  23. Lovely result Patty! I was looking for this very paper today for Carole’s workshop! Mx

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  24. ooooh Patty what a wonderful idea and a fabulous keepsake. I love your piece with the photo it’s just gorgeous and the transfer paper sounds wonderful.

    hugs
    Chris xx

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  25. what a lovely addition to their wedding quilt. I Love it!

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  26. This is such a brilliant idea. I love it when people make time to do things in a traditional way instead of picking stuff from department stores for such big events

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  27. What a fab idea…truly something to treasure for a lifetime. You got great colours on that transfer!

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