Printing Photos on Fabric – Fat Quarter Full of Photos

When you are making a Photo Quilt, very rarely are we using one photo. So Photo Quilt Blocks has made it easy for you to order photos in bulk, which makes it more affordable for you and more efficient for us!

Printing photos in bulk is so easy with a Fat Quarter Bundle from Photo Quilt Blocks. You can easily choose the size of block you want and add your photos to a Fat Quarter Layout. If you are ordering 5×5 inch finished blocks, you can get 12 photos in a Fat Quarter Bundle. If you are ordering 4×4 inch finished blocks, you can get 20 photos in a Fat Quarter bundle. The reason we have a fat quarter bundle is that our press is a fat quarter in size. Our interfacing is a fat quarter in size. A fat quarter is something that a quilter can visualize! Once you add your photos to our fat quarter layout in the shop, we add the 1/4 inch seam allowance, we fuse the sheerweight interfacing on the photo for you, and ship it right to your door ready to cut and sew.

Read on for more information about our Photo Quilt Blocks. But in case you are ready to learn how to print our photos on a fat quarter of fabric, here is the video:

Why do we have Fat Quarter Photo Quilt Block Layouts?

We do this to save you money and streamline the printing process!

  • Our press is a fat quarter in size we print the Photo Quilt Blocks on.
  • Our sheerweight interfacing is a fat quarter in width.
  • Our printer paper is a fat quarter in size.
  • The above facts mean that it is SO EFFICIENT for us to print fat quarters!
  • For example, when you order six 6×6 blocks, there is a lot of border that is wasted. Well, we KNOW we don’t like to waste fabric! So we tuck those borders full of photos for you to use as accents or on other projects….so basically they are free!

When should you choose a Fat Quarter of Photo Quilt Blocks over ordering individual Photo Quilt Blocks?

Choose a fat quarter of Photo Quilt blocks when you have a quilt that you will need multiple photo quilt blocks for your pattern. This makes it so easy to get more for less $$$! Photo Quilt Blocks has made sure to give you as much for your dollar as possible. If you order a fat quarter of 3×3 photos, you will get 30 photos printed on your fabric for $35. That is only $1.16 a piece! You can NOT do that at home for that price! Plus, shipping is free on orders over $35!

Here are some of the Fat Quarter Layout options that we offer:

  • Fat Quarter with 3×3 photos – 30 photo blocks
  • Fat Quarter with 4×4 photos – 20 photo blocks
  • Fat Quarter with 5×5 photos – 12 photo blocks
  • Fat Quarter with 6×6 photos – 6 photo blocks, plus four 4×4 blocks, and some smalls
  • Fat Quarter with 7×7 photos – 6 photo blocks, plus six 2 1/2 square blocks
  • Fat Quarter with 8×8 photos – 4 photo blocks, plus four 4×4 photos
  • Fat Quarter with 9×9 photos – 2 photo blocks, plus four 5×5, plus two smalls
  • Fat Quarter with 10×10 photos – 2 photo blocks, plus four 5×5 blocks
  • Fat Quarter with 8×10 photos – 4 photo blocks
  • Fat Quarter with 5×7 photos – 9 photo blocks
  • Fat Quarter with 4×6 photos – 12 photo blocks, plus some smalls

Are the seam allowances included in the size listed for the Photo Quilt Blocks?

The size that you see listed in the description are the FINISHED BLOCK size. The seam allowances will be added to the outside of the photo. So if you choose a 6×6 block, your photo will be 6×6 and the seam allowances will be added to it for a total block size of 6 1/2 x 6 1/2. This also means that none of your photos goes into the seam allowances. When purchasing a fat quarter of photos, you will see 1/2 inches between all the photos so you will still have your 1/4 inch seam allowance for each photo.

Printing Your Photos on Fabric – 8 Facts About the Process has set up a user interface that is specifically for quilters to print photos on fabric! Among the many things Photo Quilt Blocks website does for you are these:

  • You choose a size of block that you want your photo quilt block to be and the ordering platform automatically snaps it to the size you specified and crops it to that size!
  • The ordering platform automatically adds 1/4 inch seam allowances to your block.
  • You can add words to your photo and choose a font and color of font.
  • You can rotate your photo to be on point and it automatically crops your photo for you.
  • You can enlarge and reduce your photo size until it is perfectly how you like it.
  • Photo Quilt Blocks fuses a sheerweight interfacing to the back of the photo quilt block so it is ready to cut and sew when it arrives in your mailbox.
  • Photo Quilt Blocks uses polyester fabrics and sublimation printing. In this process, the ink fuses into the polyester fiber making it permanent.
  • Photo Quilt Blocks are VERY WASHABLE!

What to Expect from Your Photo Quilt Block Order

When you order your Photo Quilt Block here is what you can expect:

  • Our goal is to ship your order in 3-5 business days or less.
  • We are a small company and will throw a red flag if we see that something appears to be cropped incorrectly. No head? We see that as a problem! Really fuzzy face? That’s a problem. We will text you or send an email to you to verify your order is correct.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to click on the chat button at the lower right of the Photo Quilt Blocks ordering website, and we will get back to you asap! Due to bad people out there using phone numbers for the wrong reasons, I do not post the phone number on my sight. But I will send it to you through this chat feature!
  • You will receive care instructions and how to work with your Photo Quilt Blocks so you do not harm them in the piecing process.
  • If you send pictures of adorable animals across our printer we will probably ask for permission to post your photos on our website or social media. LOL!
  • We love to see your finished creations! Please email us photos so we can gush about its beauty!

Customer Service Help For Your Photo Quilt Blocks Order

If you have any issues or questions about your Photo Quilt Blocks order, please contact us! We would want to help you!

Please go to the ordering website here: Photo Quilt Blocks Order Page

Next, click on the chat icon at the lower left of your screen. We will get back to you asap! If you would like for us to call you, please send us your phone number.

Here is a link to our ordering website that we have packed a lot of information into for you to easily access! Photo Quilt Blocks Information Page

Why Should You Choose Photo Quilt Blocks for Your Printing Service

With so many printing services out there to choose from, why should you choose Photo Quilt Blocks?

Photo Quilt Blocks was started by Lori McCroskey. Lori has been in the business of sublimation printing for five years marketing t-shirts, mugs, and hand crafted items at craft fairs, in an Etsy store, and at a little boutique in Ozark, Missouri called Little Bluebird Vintage Boutique. One day, Lori said to herself, “Why am I trying to guess what everyone wants printed when I should be printing for MY PEOPLE?” From there the idea was born!

Lori started looking for a web designer that had an interface that could be set up just for quilters. With all the seam allowances and subtleties that only sewists and quilters know, she launched what she feels like will be a huge service to the quilting community. While sewists and quilters typically want to DIY everything, there is a large population that just wants to enjoy the art of creating a photo quilt, gift, or project without the expense and learning curve of printing photos on fabric themselves.

Here is how it looks when you are ordering one photo block:

Lastly, Lori found in her research that there was a big hole for inspiration and creativity in the Photo Quilt Market. Her goal is to think outside of the box and create a whole new inspirational category of photo quilts, photo gifts that are sewn, and scrapbooking with fabric. So make sure to follow Photo Quilt Blocks on social media to be a part of this ground breaking creative journey!

Here is the video one more time in case you skipped over the video in the beginning:


Lori McCroskey is the principal creator of, a website dedicated to quilts, projects, and gifts created with photos printed on fabric. She also has a business where you can have her print your photos on fabric for you! Inspired by her love for sewing, scrapbooking, and family, Lori has a passion for capturing memories in useable gifts, quilts, and crafts that get your photos off your phone, out of the album, freed from a frame, and into memorable keepsakes that your friends and family will treasure. Learn more about Lori here!

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