3/17/17

Finding your pot of gold

Happy St. Patrick's Day for those who are Irish or like to pretend to be. Personally my family is all English and German, sooo...more green beer for you!

In trying to find some nifty looking St. Patrick's Day-type quilt from the internet, I realized I did something that might be a handy trick to share - finding what that fabric is.

For example, take a look at this cute block from Pinterest:


Say you fell is love with that shamrock fabric but you have no idea where it came from. Well you're in luck!

Everyone who has a computer, smartphone, or tablet has used Google to find things on the internet - but did you know you can use it to find things based on a picture or image instead just searching with words?

Go to https://images.google.com and then click the camera icon. Now you can search either by pasting in a URL to an image or click Upload an image and then you can upload an image from your computer:


When I uploaded the image of the block above that I copied from Pinterest, here were my results:



Wow! There's my fabric! Now, this probably won't work if you have an entire pieced quilt of lots of fabrics, but if you have a small of the piece, take a bright clear photo of it and try it for yourself! And may you have the luck of the Irish!
- Cassandra G.

3 comments:

dogloverlaura said...

Thanks Cassandra! I didn't know that I could do that.

The Raincross Quilt Guild said...

You bet! It's a nifty way also to find larger versions of an image you found, the original website where it came from, other websites that reference that image, etc. I was using it and was like "hang on...I bet of bunch of my Raincross buddies don't know this exists!" Et voila! :) - Cassandra G.

Arlene said...

Thanks Cassandra, you are definitely a computer whiz.