Be Your Own Fabric Designer and Create a Print-On-Demand Collection

Join Jennifer Rapacki, a seasoned professional in technology and quilting, as she demystifies fabric printing using Photoshop Elements. Jennifer's diverse background in computer information systems, coupled with her passion for sewing and quilting, forms the foundation of this course.

Discover the intricacies of inkjet printing at home, decipher the nuances between pigment and dye inks, and receive tips on finding the perfect printer for your creations. Gain valuable insights into pixelating photos, rectifying distortions, and crafting quilt labels and yard files. With Jennifer's expertise, you'll master essential Photoshop Elements techniques, from banishing redeye to refining photo lighting, and navigate file formats and resolution for impeccable prints. By the end of this course, you'll transform photos into breathtaking art quilts and tailor fabric sizes to your liking.

Photoshop Elements is a one-time fee, paid computer program for photo editing. A free 30-day trial can be found here:

What you will learn

  • Understand the intricacies of inkjet printing at home

  • Differentiate between pigment and dye inks and their applications in fabric printing

  • Tips for selecting the ideal printer for fabric printing projects

  • Techniques for pixelating photos, correcting distortions, and creating quilt labels and yard files

  • Master essential Photoshop Elements skills such as removing redeye and enhancing photo lighting

  • Navigate file formats and resolution settings to ensure high-quality fabric prints

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.

Digital Fabric Printing at Home and Online

Master fabric printing using an inkjet printer at home or an online print shop with the help of Photoshop Elements. An in-depth course on transforming photos into whole-cloth quilts, custom bindings and small repeatable patterns.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome

    1 Text

  • Class Downloads


  • Inkjet Printer and Online Printing Basics

    1 Video

  • Photoshop Elements Settings, File Formats and Simple Edits

    3 Videos

  • Resolution, Exercises and Pixelating

    4 Videos

  • Creating Files for Fat Quarters and Yardage

    2 Videos

  • Uploading to Spoonflower

    1 Video

  • More Photoshop Element Skills

    4 Videos

  • Custom Binding Printed Online

    3 Videos

  • Bonus Skill: Joining Binding-in-Corners

    1 Video

  • More Ideas for Creating Custom Fabric

    1 Video 1 Text