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Thread: Question about labelling

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    Super Member Stitchnripper's Avatar
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    I'm just wondering if anyone uses a Micron/permanent/archival pen to write info about the quilt directly onto a place on the backing of the quilt, if the fabric is light enough for it to show? I'm thinking of doing this on one I made for myself, just to have it labelled.

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    I've heard of some people doing it that way because then there would be no label that could be removed. If it's on the backing, people will leave it on.

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    if i don't use the computer to print a label i ALWAYS USE MICRON PIGMA PENS. they are made for this! they are acid free- archival quality- will not bleed or fade- made for writting on textiles.
    and yes= i have on occassion written right on the quilt back for a label- i have also written an extensive label right with the quilting- so the label is across the top of the quilt...

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    yes, i have written directly on the quilt... as has been said, the label cannot be removed that way

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    * sigh*
    one more thing I need to put on my shopping list...
    Micron marker

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    I do sometimes. On the one T-shirt quilt I made for a customer I wrote directly on it.
    And when I forget to put a label on them, I just write on it.

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    I use ZigWriters from the scrapbook department to write directly on the back of all my wall hangings. I usually use a print on the back of bed quilts so I make separate labels for them.

    ZigWriters are also archival, acid-free, and don't bleed but they have a tip more like a Sharpie and are easier to use on fabric.

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    I have done this often. Sometimes I use a colored pen to make a decorative border around the writing. You can even do a little embroidery around it too :D:D:D

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