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1001 Bluebird Lane
Rolla, MO 65401-8700


Bluebird Gardens Custom Quilts & Gifts made just for you

Products: Custom quilts, handmade quilts for sale, embroidered kitchen towels,  baby quilts, vintage quilts, home décor collectibles,  personalized gifts, throws, quilt wall hanging, recipe books, wood refinishing products,  personalized embroidery services, quilting services.

What began in 1998 as a weekend trip with my mother to help find quilts for a friend is now a custom gift business. We make custom quilts in hard-to-find patterns, exclusive patterns with the artist's permission, and unique patterns I design. We also specialize in modernizing old favorites, such as double wedding ring quilts and making quilts out of printed photos, mementos, clothing and other fabrics. Baby crib quilts have become harder to find so we offer a variety of baby quilts in those smaller sizes that can easily be personalized with a baby's name and birth date.

Handmade quilts for sale and ready-to-ship quilts are always available for you if you do not have the time for custom quilts. Please browse in our Shop.

Handmade Gift Card

Bluebird Gardens guide to making a handmade gift card from your photos.







How to Make Photo Gift Cards No Special Software Required!

Making someone either a card with a special photo or a personalized gift card is an easy and thoughtful personalized gift.

Know Your Printer Settings

I use the basic software that came with my Canon scanner.

Most printers give you the option to print a photo a certain size.

For our 2 gift cards per regular sheet of paper, you need to set your photo size to 3x5 and rotate your photo so the photo bottom prints on the paper bottom.

Use White Paper Stock

For the best and most clear duplication, use a white matte paper stock setting. I use a white matte paper with a little weight to it so the ink doesn't appear on the back.

Print Away!

After setting up your photo size and rotating it, set your printer to a photo setting and print.

If you've rotated the photo correctly, it will print on half the paper.

To make another card, rotate the paper, re-set your chosen photo and print another card on the other side.

Cut the card in half; fold; add your special message inside.

Personalize Your Card

If this is a photo you took or a special occasion, add date and name of photographer on card edge.

Matching Envelopes

If you want to get envelopes, number 5 1/2 works well; these envelopes are 4 3/8" x 5 3/4" inch. Pick them up at any business supply store. They are often available in white as well as other colors.

Print Personalized Postcards, Too!

By changing your print setting to 4x6 inch size, you can print off photos, cut them out and easily make them into postcards.

Add a line down the center on the back; use the right side for the mailing address. The left side is your message, leaving a 3/4-inch blank space on the bottom for the US Postal Service scanning band.

Don't forget to add a stamp before you mail!