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Thread: Show me your hand-stitched labels.

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    Show me your hand-stitched labels.

    I want to hand-stitch the label for my DD's quilt, but I'm not sure how to do it. What stitch do I use, like a back stitch or something? I think I will write the message on the fabric and then stitch over. I'd love to see pictures of YOUR hand-stitched labels.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I use my e-mail, Edwardian Script, to do the writing for my labels, you can make it as large as you want. Then I print it out, and use my light table to trace it onto my freezer paper backed fabric for my label. Then I remove the freezer paper and embroider. I love the Edwardian Script.

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    I did mine in counted cross stitch then blind stitch hem sewed it on by hand

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    I've never done one by hand before. I'm curious as to how its done too.
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    I bought embroidered labels from a board member for my two quilts I am giving away. They were $5.00 each and well worth it. They say just what I need and they were well done.

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    Attached are three quilt labels I have made. I like to make my labels reflect the theme of the quilt. I use MS Word to print the writing on the treated fabric and then write over it with a permanent fabric marking pen. The labels are sewn to the quilt back using a hand blind stitch.

    On the last label I used a motif from the Oceanica fabric and did reverse applique to expose the wording. The picture is of the label before it was sewn to the quilt.
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    Last edited by Caroline S; 02-10-2012 at 05:47 AM.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Spencer View Post
    I use my e-mail, Edwardian Script, to do the writing for my labels, you can make it as large as you want. Then I print it out, and use my light table to trace it onto my freezer paper backed fabric for my label. Then I remove the freezer paper and embroider. I love the Edwardian Script.
    Jackie:
    That's exactly what I want to do. I don't think I know the embroidery stitch. Is it like a backstitch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Attached are three quilt labels I have made. I like to make my labels reflect the theme of the quilt. I use MS Word to print the writing on the treated fabric and then write over it with a permanent fabric marking pen. The labels are sewn to the quilt back using a hand blind stitch.

    On the last label I used a motif from the Oceanica fabric and did reverse applique to expose the wording. The picture is of the label before it was sewn to the quilt.
    Can you tell us about the "treated fabric?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by seaside quilter View Post
    Can you tell us about the "treated fabric?"

    I use the Bubble Jet products to treat my fabric. I also have used pre-treated ink jet fabric from Printed Treasures and Electric Quilt. The only thing I don't care for is the EQ fabric is the premium quality lawn and very tightly woven. Same for the Printed Treasures. It is hard to needle.
    Sweet Caroline

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