How to put pictures on a no sew fleece blanket

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How to put pictures on a no sew fleece blanket
Transfer digital pictures to blankets to enjoy every day. (downloading pictures from camera to laptop image by patrimonio designs from Fotolia.com)

Adding pictures is an inexpensive, easy way to personalise a no-sew fleece blanket. Photo blankets are a great way to commemorate special occasions such as birthdays and graduations. You can even use logos from favourite sports teams or schools.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Pictures
  • Fleece blanket
  • Iron
  • Laser printer or copy machine
  • Photo transfer paper

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Select pictures you would like to add to your fleece blanket. Choose pictures that are not too dark and without small detailing.

  2. 2

    Reverse, or mirror pictures using your computer's photo program or print settings. Doing this will ensure writing and images face correct direction, according to quiltbug.com. If using a copy machine, choose the "flip image" setting.

  3. 3

    Insert iron transfer paper into printer and print images. Always print in colour to pick up all shades and details, even in black and white. If you have a colour laser printer, use digital images on your computer. If not, take hard copies of your pictures to your local copy shop. Cut out pictures.

  4. 4

    Wash fleece blanket. Only iron pictures onto white fleece, as other colours will affect picture quality. Do not use fleece with prints.

  5. 5

    Place the picture side down on fleece. Using cotton setting with no steam, apply firm pressure for 20 seconds to back of transfer. Peel paper away while still hot, according to softexpressions.com.

    How to put pictures on a no sew fleece blanket
    Allow iron to heat up for 10 minutes. (iron image by Robert Grzywaczewski from Fotolia.com)
  6. 6

    Wash blankets with ironed on images on delicate cycle and air dry to ensure pictures retain quality and do not peel.

Tips and warnings

  • Use a high-quality, low-pill fleece that will look good after use and several washings.
  • Exercise caution when using a hot iron.

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