FAQs | Computer Info, Editing & Old Photos

What is a Mosaic Photo Quilt?

Mosaic Photo Quilts quilts differ from other photo or memory quilts in that there is no limitations on how many photos can be used other than the size of the quilt itself.
Your own photographs become the the quilt or wall hangings. Using your own photographs you will have your own unique and original art.
For quilt fabrics, I use Batiks but I can also use any type or color that you may want in your quilt. I  have a standard selection of Batik fabrics that I use as a reference, due to the very nature of Batik fabric, there may be slight variations in color and patterns.
Since, each quilt is completely custom, just let me know what fabrics and colors that you will want in it.  The quilt can be made from horizontal or vertical photos a or a combination or both and if there is a size you want and it is not shown, let me know what size you want. Regardless of what photos you have, Mosaic Photo Quilts can produce fabric art that will be all your own.

Choose the accent colors you want in your quilt, use the fabric codes shown and select what you want, there are no limits (other than the number of photos and quilt size).

Just contact me and let me know what you are thinking about, I will be glad to work with you to create a layout that will meet your needs.
My email is: lew.photofiberart@gmail.com and my phone number is: 866.233.4191

What are your size and photo limitations?

The Mosaic Photo Art Quilts are all custom made, there are no real size limitations, but  for reference purposes the minimal size would be 20″ x 24″  (using 4×6 blocks) that could contain up to 20 photos. The largest standard size  quilt/wall hang can go up to 90″x 108″ (using 4×6 blocks) with up to 456 photos and since my products are all custom, you as my client will let me know what size and number of photos you want in your quilt.

Do you need the physical photos, put them on a disc or send them by email?

If you have the photos as digital images already, you can send a disc. If requested I can supply a mailer with return postage. If your digital photo sizes aren’t to large (5megs or smaller), the files could be emailed directly to me. If you have ‘paper’ photos that haven’t been converted yet, I can convert the photos to be in your quilt for you at no additional cost and and any additional photos at my standard rates. I can supply the mailer and return postage.

Mailing address:
Mosaic Photo Quilts             
2785 Rochester Run Ave
Henderson, NV 89052
attn: Lew Fuller

Email:
lewfuller.photos@gmail.com

I have paper based (or physical) photos that I want to use in my quilt. How will I get my photographs to you  and returned to me?
If you have photos that you want to use in your project and they are not in a digital format just let me know that you have ‘paper’ photos that you want to be converted and I will send a self-addressed a package to you so that you can send the photos to me. The best way to contact me is to use the contact info located above. Once I have received the photos I will scan and I’ll save them in a digital formats (.jpeg) and the optional (.tif) file.
You will receive those photos on a DVD or CD depending on what you asked for and the photos and digital images will be sent back to you in the same condition that they were sent to me in. Any photos that are converted for use in your project are converted for no charge, any additional photos at my standard rates.

Note: Any physical photographs sent to Mosaic Photo Quilts (Lew Fuller) will all be returned to you intact with your quilt/wall hanging. Any digital images electronically sent to Mosaic Photo Quilts will be deleted from my storage units when you have accepted your quilt/wall hanging.
How are the photos put on the material?
I start from are digital images (physical photos are scanned and converted to digital files). I then print the digital photos directly into printable 100% cotton fabric. When you receive the quilt from me, the pictures in the quilt are actually part of the quilt material and washable per included directions.

What will my quilt or wall hanging cost?

2013 MPAQ - Quilt size sheet

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2013 True - Quilt size sheet

If you have any questions about the quilt sizes and prices of the quilt or wall hanging, please contact me:

My email is: lew.photofiberart@gmail.com 
My phone number is: 866.233.4191

How long will my order take?

The ordering process:

Below is a brief description of how my process works when I get your approval of the layout:

As for the amount of time needed, after you have the photos you want to use the process can start.

Starting out

Gather your photos
For planning purposes, allow up to 1-2 weeks gather your photos. You can email your digital photos to: Mosaicphotoquilts@gmail.com
If you have physical photos I will convert them to digital images for you at no additional charge and send you a copy of the digital images back with your original photos. The address to send your photos to is: 
Mosaic Photo Quilts
Attn: Lew Fuller
2785 Rochester Run Ave.
Henderson, NV 89052

Contact me to find out when I will be able to start your project, I make every quilt myself.

Send your photos: 
1) They can be sent via email,
2) They can be place on a website that I can download or copy from or
3) If you have physical paper based photos, I will convert the to photos to be used in the quilt to a .jpeg  file at no charge and send the original photos back with the finished quilt.

Create the preprimary layouts
Once I have the photos and any other fabric information you might want know about, I create layouts using the photos sent of quilt designs for your review and approval. The layouts may take up to a week.

You approval the design

When you approve of the layout, let me know and I will then create an account for you in my Etsy.com shop to make your initial deposit of 50% of the cost and where you can keep track of my progress. I’ll send you the link when the site has been prepared.

With your initial deposit made, I will then start transferring the photos to fabric, prepare the other quilt fabrics and gathering the materials for your quilt. As I go through the steps in making the quilt, I will post photos and descriptions of what I’ve done or doing for your review.

The quilt top is then assembled and you’ll be notified when that is completed. With your review and approval, the quilt will be completed. I will then ask you to review and approve the completed quilt. Upon review and your approval, the final 50% payment will be made.

When the final payment received, the quilt will be sent to you by USPS Priority Mail with tracking (2-3days) and insurance

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Estimated times for making your quilts

Please allow 2 weeks to create a “Mirco & Mini sized” quilt from creating the layout to sending the finished quilt out to you.

Please allow 3 weeks to create a “Crib/Baby” “Lap/Throw” or “Twin” quilts from creating the layout to sending the finished quilt out to you.

Please allow 4 weeks to create a “Double” and larger quilts from creating the layout to sending the finished quilt out to you.

These are average times for planning purposes, times may be shorter or longer depending on the complexity of your project and what in the queue at the time of your order.

 Custom Quilt order and Refund Policy
When you place the order, I require at least a partial payment of 25% at time when the order is placed (that is when your photos have been received). 25% when the quilting begin, and 50% at completion and approval, so that it can be sent. Mosaic Photo Art Quilts policy is to allow refund of the balance of unused funds of your initial 25% payment up to your approval of the transferred photos to the fabric and ready for quilting if the order is canceled.

Due to the very unique nature of any custom quilts or wall hangings, these items may not be returned, custom items will be approved by the client before the item is sent.

What are your size and photo limitations?

The Mosaic Photo Art Quilts are all custom made, there are no real size limitations, but  for reference purposes the minimal size would be 20″ x 24″  (using 4×6 blocks) that could contain up to 20 photos. The largest standard size  quilt/wall hang can go up to 90″x 108″ (using 4×6 blocks) with up to 456 photos and since my products are all custom, you as my client will let me know what size and number of photos you want in your quilt.

Do you need the physical photos, put them on a disc or send them by email?

If you have the photos as digital images already, you can send a disc. If requested I can supply a mailer with return postage. If your digital photo sizes aren’t to large (5megs or smaller), the files could be emailed directly to me. If you have ‘paper’ photos that haven’t been converted yet, I can convert the photos to be in your quilt for you at no additional cost and and any additional photos at my standard rates. I can supply the mailer and return postage.

Mailing address:
Mosaic Photo Arts & Quilts
2785 Rochester Run Ave
Henderson, NV 89052
attn: Lew Fuller

Email:
lewfuller.photos@gmail.com

I have paper based (or physical) photos that I want to use in my quilt. How will I get my photographs to you  and returned to me?
If you have photos that you want to use in your project and they are not in a digital format just let me know that you have ‘paper’ photos that you want to be converted and I will send a self-addressed a package to you so that you can send the photos to me. The best way to contact me is to use the contact info located above. Once I have received the photos I will scan and I’ll save them in a digital formats (.jpeg) and (opt. .tif).
You will receive those photos on a DVD or CD depending on what you asked for and the photos and digital images will be sent back to you in the same condition that they were sent to me in. Any photos that are converted for use in your project are converted for no charge, any additional photos at my standard rates.

Note: Any physical photographs sent to Mosaic Photo Quilts (Lew Fuller) will all be returned to you intact with your quilt/wall hanging. Any digital images electronically sent to Mosaic Photo Quilts will be deleted from my storage units when you have accepted your quilt/wall hanging.
How are the photos put on the material?
I start from are digital images (physical photos are scanned and converted to digital files). I then print the digital photos directly into printable 100% cotton fabric. When you receive the quilt from me, the pictures in the quilt are actually part of the quilt material and washable per included directions.

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Information for Converting, Saving and Using older photos

My Great-Great Grandmother Rose Boulware
Image taken in 18??

When I first got a copy of this image it was barely visible and I still occasionally work on it.

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INFORMATION ON WORKING WITH, USING AND SAVING OLDER PHOTOS
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XP or Vista Computer User, Microsoft is saying Bye, Bye to you  [Added 7/19/12]

A review of  GIMP 2.8 the latest image editor update
by Ryan Paul on arstechnica.com  [Added 7/17/12]

Reviews of ‘low cost or no cost’ Online Photo Editors

Converting Old Photos – All About Megapixels, Megabytes, and DPI

The GIMP Photo Editor – For photos old and new

Old Photos… convert your old boxes of photographs into digital images

How to Preserve Old Photos and Documents

Digitizing and Archiving Old Photos

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If you interested in or have any questions
about my photographs, ‘Mosaic Photo Quilts‘ or ‘True Image Art Quilts’  or if you have a photo or photographs that you would like to have made into a ‘Mosaic Photo or True Image Art Quilts’ check out my website: www.MosaicPhotoQuilt.com or contact me:
Lew Fuller
Email: lew.photofiberart@gmail.com
Phone: 866.233.4191

or

2013 General - Link to website

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