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Thread: Anyone that can give me some help, Raise your hands

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    lazyquilter's Avatar
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    I finally finished the two baby quilts. Far from Heirloom, but they were fun and I enjoyed it. BUT.. after I finally finished the both, alas, I look it over for stray ends and noticed that I had not put a signature block on the back of either.

    Now what do I do? I do not want to applique a sweet little something .. like a pre-cut butter fly for the girl and a pre-cut teddy bear for the boy until I can figure out how to write it on it. Can't do something on the computer and then applique it as the quilts finishedm not sure if I can manuver the object on the hoop (spray backing and lay butter fly/teddy bear on stabilizer) and attempt to have it stitched out. I am WIDE open for suggestions. I know the signature block really does set the quilt and I feel like a dunce for not doing it first and getting it out of the way. So, open suggestions please,,

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    Super Member shequilts's Avatar
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    Haul out the Pigma pen and write away!

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    I always applique mine on after everything else is done. It works well. You could do a wide ribbon type width on the diagonal in a corner, If your binding is already on you could snip just the width of the band and put it under the binding.

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    Blue,you could always make one out of fabric, write your sentiment, and then handstitch to the back of the quilt. I've done that lots of times.

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    I usually create my labels on my computer and print it on fabric. Then I applique it to the back side. That's what I do for all my quilts. It's the last thing I do and then I declare "It's finished".

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    The hand stitiching to the back of the quilt is my most probable solution, but the problem is I cannot seem to ise the PIGMA pens. The micro are to thin and I have a 1.0 in black and it seems that I'm following my printing well enough. I hate it looking sluppy after the fun I had making them. Is there a favrotie technique to getting the pen to work as well as you want it too and is the 1.0 pen better then the "fine" tip pen. This darn arthritis in my hands is a killer, but I sure don't mine trying.. So thoughts again on on the pen and hair stitiching the label on.

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    I agree that writing directly on the quilt can be tedious, but if you are patient you can more or less draw onto the backing. Use short little marks to make each letter. Ideally, you would stabilize the back with freezer paper and then write on the fabric.

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    You could make up and print out the words on paper, and then lay that under your fabric to trace.

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    My machine that I use for quilting has some embroidery capabilities and I just embroider the information and hand stitch it on.

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    Please explain the importance of a signature block.

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