Step Into Your Designing Shoes

Create a favorite photograph out of fabric using Kerry Foster’s paint-by-number quilt techniques. This prequel to Kerry’s Dog Portraits course focuses on how to create the design from your chosen photo so that you can customize your quilt with your own pet, wild animal, or anything you desire! Kerry Foster is the author of Paint-By-Number Quilts and now you can learn straight from Kerry her process of making these incredible quilt patterns.

You can create impressive-looking, recognizable quilts using Kerry’s process of converting a photograph into a quilt pattern. This mini-class will walk you through the steps from choosing a good photograph, to creating your pattern–either analog or digital, and finally to organizing your fabric and picking the right colors to bring your quilt pattern to life. Make sure you buy this course as a bundle with Paint By Number Quilts: Dog Portraits course to learn the full process of constructing the quilt after designing the pattern.

Purchase Options

  • $74.99

    $74.99Paint By Number Quilt: Design and Create Bundle

    Save $15 with this bundle! 

    It  includes:

    • Design Your Own Paint By Numbers Quilt ($29.99)
    • Paint By Number Quilts: Dog Portraits ($59.99)

    You have access for 1 year to both courses.

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  • $29.99

    $29.99Design Your Own Paint By Numbers Quilt: Pet Portraits

    This course is only on creating a pattern from a photo and does not include the technique on creating the quilt from the pattern. We recommend the bundle, if you would like instructions on the entire process.

    You have access for 1 year.

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What to Expect and What You Will Learn

  • How to look at a photograph and understand what makes it good for creating a quilt pattern

  • THREE ways to create a pattern from a photo... use a pencil and lightbox OR use a tablet/iPad OR a computer with Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. There's a way for everyone!

  • No art or drawing skills necessary!

  • Printing considerations for making your design the right size

  • Looking at colors on a gradient and choosing fabrics

  • Personalized feedback from Kerry in the course discussions

  • Access to the course for 1 year

Student Perks!

Direct Photo Feedback: 

Submit your photos that you wish to turn into a quilt and Kerry will give you personalized feedback on choosing the photo that will turn out the best and answer all of your questions in the course discussions.

Bundle Discount: 

Purchase this course as a bundle with Kerry Foster’s Paint By Number Quilts: Dog Portraits course and save $15!

Course curriculum

  • Welcome to the course!
    2 Videos
  • Preparation
    1 Video
  • Designing by Hand
    2 Videos
  • Designing on a Tablet
    1 Video
  • Designing on a Computer
    2 Videos
  • Printing Options
    2 Videos
  • Creating Color References
    2 Videos
  • You're Ready to Design Your Own Quilt!

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