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Thread: quilt labels

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    Super Member sidmona's Avatar
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    I have read previous postings about quilt labels and how you make them. Several people have said that they use pigma pens to mark their labels. Is there a certain way to set the ink after you use them? I used pigma pens on the labels I put on several quilts and after a few washings the ink has faded. Now I have to go back and redo the labels. :cry: Any suggestions?

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    I bought a pen that just said it was for writing on fabric. After I wrote them out, I ironed the label to make sure it would stay. A couple of my quilts have been washed and I looked at the label later, and it was fine.

    The pen does not show a brand name, but just says Permanent Fabric Marking Pen Japan. I think I got it at JoAnn's.

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    Thanks. I looked on the Joann's web site and found a few that look like they might work. I guess the only thing to do now is experiment. :wink:

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    I think the ironing with a hot iron is the key. It seems to set the ink.

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    I bought a book of quilt labels that you iron on. I then color in with pigma colors and then press with a hot iron, I realy don't know if they fADE..

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    Ruth I have a book of labels like that but haven't tried them yet. Are yours black and white and you color them?
    Darlene

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
    I bought a book of quilt labels that you iron on. I then color in with pigma colors and then press with a hot iron, I realy don't know if they fADE..
    Have you had any problems with the pigma ink "glopping" up. It seem I read on one of the threads some time back that the pigma ink glops up and makes for a messy job. I haven't bought a pigma pen for that reasonl Have any of you had problems with the pigma ink?

    In "95 (on my first quilt) I used a regular permanent Sharpie (new, so the tip would be really sharp). I've washed that little quilt so many times and the writing on the back is still there -- perhaps not as dark, but still very visible.

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