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|Floral Photo Mug Rugs|
To grab a photo from the web - first check for copyright. Not all images are free for the taking, so take the time to go to the original source of the photo and ask. When you have your permission, go to the image you want and right click it. You should get a little pop up window that has an option to SAVE this image to your computer. Please save it somewhere you can find it back, like on your desktop and maybe take the time to give it a descriptive name, especially if the original file name is a series of letters & numbers that mean nothing to you. Better yet, use one of your own original photos and you won't have to worry about copyright.
You can pick up printable fabric from an office supply store like Staples, or a craft supply store like Michael's or from your local quilting shop. These are all set up with fabric fused to a paper back so they will feed through your printer easily and without any fuss. I've tried printing on my own fabric with a product called "Bubble Jet Set" and fabric ironed onto freezer paper and the results were not near as good - but you may have a different printer and may get better results than I did.
|Bailey's Mug Rug in use!|
When you have the photo sized right, select it again and use CTRL C to copy (or right click and select copy). Paste it 3 more times so you have 4 pictures on your page. Or if you are doing four different pictures, add them one at a time and resize until they are all completed. You want at least 1/2" clear space between them so you have room for seam allowances when you are sewing.
|Here I am printing some photos taken in my garden onto a fabric sheet.|
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Alternate method to set up page for printing - use your photo program and print using it's presets.
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I placed my picture on the left side of the mug rug. Removing the paper backing first, I add a strip of background fabric to the top, bottom & left side of the picture. Then, I add a piece of fabric to the right side of the picture so the unquilted piece is slightly larger (about 1/2") than the finished size I want. (For me, a good mug rug size is 7"x9" so that I can use 1 strip of 2.25" fabric by the width of the bolt, usually 42" for the binding.)
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Trim to the finished size you want and add binding.
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