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Thread: Labels

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    Senior Member dgrindey's Avatar
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    Hi. Does anyone have any good ideas for making labels? I usually use the computer and print on the special label sheets you can buy at JoAnne's. I don't have an embroidery machine otherwise, I would embroider labels. Sure would appreciate some good ideas. Thanks, Donna

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    One of our members hand embroiders over the printed out labels, they turn out beautifully :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgrindey
    Hi. Does anyone have any good ideas for making labels? I usually use the computer and print on the special label sheets you can buy at JoAnne's. I don't have an embroidery machine otherwise, I would embroider labels. Sure would appreciate some good ideas. Thanks, Donna
    I was thinking today that it would be kind of cool to have a picture of the quilt-maker on the label. Do you ever print your picture on yours?

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    I have a book of iron on labels. You color them in with dye pens or pigma pens. It covers pretty much any style of quilt you might make. I found it at Jo Anns.

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    I have used the picture of maker idea. Not on a quilt however. I made pillowcase dolls for each of my DDs and GDs, using pillowcases that my grandmother crocheted lace edgings on. I made a label telling who made the pillowcases, and her birth/death date, along with a picture. It turned out very nicely.Also added who the dolls were made by, and date made.

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    No, but what a great idea. My Mom passed away 2 yrs. ago and I am finishing 5 of her quilts. I happened to find a label she made with her hand-written signature which I also think is wonderful. So, I am going to try that as well.

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    Senior Member dgrindey's Avatar
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    Good idea--thank you

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    I wrote about this before but I'm so tickled I'm going to write about it again.

    I use an ink jet printer, scotch tape a square of fabric to a piece of regular computer paper slide it gently into the printer feed thingie with the fabric and tape side down and print out whatever I want. I understand that the colored ink doesn't hold up and will wash up but the black ink washes and dries well.

    I couldn't quite figure out where the printing would hit the fabric so I used a larger piece of fabric than I needed but so what?

    Maybe when I'm feeling fancy I'll use a design with colored ink and then use fabric pens and color over the colored ink. It's nice to live at a time when these things are availavle!

    Jois

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