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(NC)—Whether you use a digital camera or a traditional camera to record your precious memories, it's nice to find a way to showcase your photos in your daily life. One way to do this is to incorporate digital photography into quilting projects.

A "memory quilt" captures your memories by transferring your favourite photos onto quilt patches. It's a great way to cherish a special vacation or makes for a super gift idea for mom. All you need to make a memory quilt is a little creativity, a computer, and a colour printer. Once you've got your images onscreen (by way of a digital imaging program or after scanning in film-based photos), edit your pictures by adding borders, colourful backgrounds, and other enhancement tools.

Then, print the resulting images onto iron-on transfer paper using an inkjet printer. The HP Deskjet 5550 printer provides impressive photo-quality results with up to 4800-optimized dpi in colour on premium photo papers.

Purchase some iron-on transfer paper for your inkjet printer at computer or business supply stores. Place the transfer paper containing the image face down on the quilt patch fabric and apply heat with an iron. The picture will appear in its mirror image.

Sew your patches together and presto! A special quilt to cherish as much as the memories themselves.

This project is simple, fun, and an exciting new way to treasure your memories. Plus, a memory quilt makes a great gift for any number of special occasions, like birthdays and anniversaries.

To learn more about Hewlett-Packard's printing products, visit or call 1-800-387-3867.

- News Canada

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